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.

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Bit Early for Mothers’ Day

(Proverbs 30:17 KJV)  The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

God has no compassion on the child who “mocketh” (mocks NASB) (3932) his father.  Deserving equal condemnation is the one who “despiseth” (scorns NASB) (936/3349) his mother.  In terms of respect both are given equal billing.

I don’t know about other religions but the Bible tells us to give honor to both parents.  While there is a hierarchy in the family it is not the kind of thing that says women are inferior.  Keep in mind the words of Paul,
(Galatians 3:28 KJV)  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
So?  Picture a sign over the gates of heaven, “Abandon Machismo, all ye who enter here.”  Honor and respect your parents, both of them.

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