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, June 30, 2017

Another Place the Culture Is Wrong

(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.

I don’t think it is a coincidence how often that attitude of children towards their parents is mentioned in Proverbs.  Children are to show respect toward their parents, period.  It doesn’t say, “If they deserve it.”  It says, “Do it!”  To my knowledge the reverse is not true.  Parents are supposed to train and discipline.  They are also told not to provoke their children.  Parenting is a hard and narrow road to walk.  Being a child may be hard but it is pretty obvious.

We need to be reminded that the approach to childhood that is taught in your typical university and public school is not in agreement with the Bible.  In fact, it is directly opposed.  Children are not fountains of wisdom.  They do not deserve respect.  They are not to be obeyed.

So?  I hate to rain on your parade but you are watching generation after generation being destroyed as the church compromises and refuses the wisdom of God.  Don’t be a part of it.


Gorges Smythe said...

"They do not deserve respect." - While I agree with what I believe you mean, a lot of folks would take this the wrong way. I've found that if you treat most kids with the same respect that you should a stranger, many will rise to the occasion in their behavior. Not ALL, unfortunately.

Pumice said...

I think being respectful is close to courtesy and kindness which we owe to all people, at least initially. Respect, to me, is earned and means that I look up to you and feel you have earned a place to speak. You I can respect. Even when I disagree you have earned a place that no child can ever achieve.

Grace and peace.