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, November 23, 2020

Earning the Payoff

(Pro 23:22 KJV) Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

The Bible is full of standards that have been rejected by our culture and generations before us.  Here is another one:  Respect for our parents.  One thing that gives me a hard time is that there is no qualifier about the parents being worthy.  I guess we could assume it but children who are inclined to discredit their parents already have their mind made up.  Is it because the parents did a bad job or just because the kids are so steeped in sin that they can’t see straight?

On the other side, we as parents are called to be worthy of respect.  That means that we understand our place is to be foundations and not friends.  We are builders of young lives not buddies of narcissistic teen-agers.  The call is to be worthy even if they don’t see it.

So?  I write after going to dinner with my daughter and grandson.  It was a glorious time.  It wasn’t always that way when she was being raised.  I hope you have the same joy I do.

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

Each situation is a bit different.