Paul wants us to be captivated by a Christ centred vision for family. In this passage he speaks to children and parents about pursuing this vision. What we quickly come to realise is that we can’t do this alone but only through the power of the Holy Spirit as Jesus journeys with us, are we given strength to live out the truths in the passage and can experience hope and joy in our family relationships.
20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.