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, January 19, 2015

What a Waste

(Proverbs 19:26 KJV)  He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

Did you go home for Christmas?  Or maybe I should say did the children come home for Christmas?  What kind of taste did it leave in your mouth?  I hope it was joy and fellowship.

One of the reasons this does not happen is because children are taught by our culture to have no respect for their parents.  I know as a teacher that many of the students I work with don’t look up to their parents.  This breeds a deeper problem.  The Hebrew word for “assaults” (7703) has the idea of Attila the Hun riding through your village and leaving nothing standing.  If you go home with the intent of putting your parents in their place or getting as much as you can, you have a problem.

Another reason is that many parents have done nothing to earn respect.  Often they are so busy doing their own thing that they have not time for their children.  Because they want to avoid conflict they maintain no standards.  They violate every principle that God has laid down by conforming to societies expectations.

So?  I hope it is not a problem with you.  If it is, then it is time to change.  It demands honestly and repentance.  Blessings. 

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