(Proverbs 19:26 KJV) He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
My parents have been dead and gone for many years. I am approaching the point where I could die in this world at any time. I don’t expect it, but you never know. Since they are gone I don’t have much call to violate this verse. At this point they live in our memories. How can I attack them?
I guess I either attack or endorse them every day by the way I live. Do I continue in the steps they demonstrated? Do I live by the principles they taught? In my case that would be living a godly life. If you have the image of people leaning over the banister of heaven and watching what we do then the issue is how they feel about what they see.
So? I am the legacy of my parents. They may be gone but the legacy continues, or it should.