An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Not Gender Neutral

(Proverbs 23:22 KJV)  Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

How many times and how many ways does Proverbs tell us to honor our parents?  How many ways, the Bible?

It is interesting to me that the Bible includes respect for both parents.  I get angry at the politically correct “translators” who go out of their way to remove gender references from the Word.  They change “son” to “child” and so forth.  In so doing they conceal some of the glory of being adopted into the family of God.  There is plenty of reference to both men and women, we don’t need to conform to the standards of our pagan culture.

So?  Honor your parents as father and mother.  Both have roles and contributions.  Accept them and thank God for the difference. 

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