Ephesians (part fifteen)
Paul teaches that our surrender to Christ's Lordship will lead to faithful conduct for children and parents, for slaves and masters. A Christian child's disobedience is not justified just because their parents are imperfect, and a Christian parent's neglect or mistreatment of their child is not justified just because the child is rebellious. A believing employee's irresponsibility is not justified just because they have an incompetent supervisor, and a believing employer's mistreatment is not justified just because their employee lacks productivity. Submitting to the Lordship of Jesus will cause us to obey even when our role proves difficult.