Your Father’s Instruction (Proverbs 1)
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Well, of course you do. God expects everyone to obey the authorities in their life. Stepparents are another authority. But sometimes kids have a hard time receiving their instruction. The solution to this dilemma has two sides to it. Stepparents make sure your stepchildren know how much you care before you expect them to care how much you know. Stepchildren receive your stepparent just like you would a teacher or a coach. They offer instruction to bless your life and your stepparent will, too.
The book of Proverbs says, listen to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. But what about a stepfather or a stepmother’s instruction? Do you have to listen to that, too?