DEVOTIONS AND SERMONS

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Honour Your Parents
 

1. Honour Your Parents

Exodus 20:12
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Leviticus 19:32
Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 5:16
Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

Proverbs 6:20
My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.

Though our parents may not be disciples they may know good values f life, which we need to adapt.

Proverbs 23:24-25
24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
25 May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!


Proverbs 29:3
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.

Ephesians 6:1-3
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
2 “Honor your father and mother” — which is the first commandment with a promise--
3 “that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”


Though Jesus called every disciple to hate his parents and family when it came to being committed to being a disciple, the Bible is very clear about the respect we need to show to our parents.

2. Dishonoring Parents

Leviticus 20:9
If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head.

The son is cursed for dishonouring his parents. Disrespect or not obeying their authority will be make Lord unhappy.

Deuteronomy 21:18-20
18 If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him,
19 his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town.
20 They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard."


Rebellious children need to be brought in public with the elders for advice. Take advice from church elders or leaders about them. Let them talk to the leaders so they can get some input. Many sons and daughters are very good in the church fellowship, but rebellious and independent with their families, because they are not disciples.

3. Correction To Children

BY DISCIPLINE

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.

Proverbs 23:13
Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.

Proverbs 29:15
The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.

Discipline is God’s advice for punishment. Children should be an example to will their parents and relative by the behaviour of their lives. Discipline is must for the children to learn to respect and honour their parents.

4. Punishment From God

Exodus 21:15
Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death.

Exodus 21:17
Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.

Leviticus 20:9
If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother, and his blood will be on his own head.

Deuteronomy 21:21
Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you. All Israel will hear of it and be afraid.

The Bible teaches of radicval punishment for rebellious disrespecting chilren. Showing anger, beating them or using force on them is terrible in God’s eyes.

Proverbs 20:20
If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.

Proverbs 15:20
A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

Despises = ignores

Proverbs 30:11
There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers;

Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.

2 Timothy 3:2
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Mark 7:11
But you say that if a man says to his father or mother: 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is Corban' (that is, a gift devoted to God),

Not giving salary. (Excuse-“I gave contribution”)

We need to provide for our family, love and protect them, that’s our purpose in life. The love and affection they have showed when we were young and helpless is what they need now that they have become old and helpless.