Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.
References for Ephesians 6:1
“Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise:
If you honor your father and mother, “things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.”
References for Ephesians 6:3
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
References for Ephesians 6:4
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear. Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.
Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. As slaves of Christ, do the will of God with all your heart.
Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.