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.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Family Bonds

(Pro 28:24 KJV) Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

We all know families where the children and parents don’t get along.  For some it is a part of a cycle of short term disagreements that seems to be a pattern for their life.  You could say they kiss and make up.  For others it becomes a life long estrangement.  When I was younger I could not understand how this could happen.  How could you not get along with your parents?  None of my brothers went through any big rebellion period.  I don’t know of any in my circle of friends that did so, yet it was considered the “norm” for our culture.

Keep in mind that the norm for our culture is based on a rejection of the standards of God.  Children are to obey their parents, yes, but we often overlook the verse that says,
(Col 3:21 KJV) Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.
As in so many areas of life the Biblical life is balanced.  As I get older and see beyond the masks and smokescreens of life I can see why children turn away from their parents and the faith.

So?  We often laugh about being nice to our grandchildren because they are the ones who will pick our nursing home.  I am not worried.  To be honest, I think the first choice will be a room off the back of their house.


Gorges Smythe said...

Sadly, many others won't have that option, even if they got along. After all, it's "normal" to send old people to the old people warehouse to die, sometimes years before it's needed.

Pumice said...

And in ancient pagan cultures it was normal to throw your first born into a fire. What times we live in.

Grace and peace