Due to Parents
The Responsibility of
According to the wise man
Solomon, by what is every child known?
Even a child is known by
his actions, by whether his conduct is pure
What is the duty of every
child toward his earthly parents?
Listen my son, to
your fathers instruction and do not forsake
your mothers teaching.
What does the fifth
commandment require of children?
Honor your father
and your mother, so that you may live long in
the land the Lord God is giving you. Exodus
Note To the child to
young to know God, the earthly parent takes the
place of God. Learning to honor, respect, and
obey the earthly parents is the childs
first and most important lesson in learning to
honor, respect, and obey God, his heavenly
Parent. Benjamin Franklin well said: Let
thy childs first lesson be obedience, and
the second will be what thou wilt.
For how long a time
should one honor his parents?
Listen to your father
who gave you life, and do not despise your
mother when she is old. Proverbs 23:22.
Note As long as
parents live, they should be honored and
respected by their children. The duty enjoined in
the fifth commandment does not cease at maturity,
nor when the child leaves the parental roof, but
continues throughout life.
What is the character of
a child who will not listen to his fathers
A fool spurns
his fathers discipline, but whoever heeds
correction shows prudence.
What is on way in which a
child may dishonor his parents?
He who keeps the law
is a discerning son, but a companion of
gluttons disgraces his father. Proverbs
What is said of one who
robs his parents?
He who robes his
father and mother and says, its not
wrong he is partner to him that
destroys. Verse 24.
How did the Jewish leaders
in the days of Christ, for the sake of gain, make
void the fifth commandment?
But you say that if
a man says to his father or mother, Whatever
help you might otherwise have received from me is
a gift devoted to God, he is not to honor
his father with it. Thus you nullify the word of
God for the sake of your tradition.
Note The word
translated gift in this text means a
thing dedicated to the service of God is the
Temple. In this way the Jewish leaders, by their
traditional law, taught children that by saying
their property was dedicated to the Temple or
religious purposes, they were free from the
obligation to honor and support their parents,
thus making void one of the commandments of God.
This Christ condemned.
In what other ways do
some dishonor their father and mother?
There are those who
curse their fathers and do not bless their
mothers. Proverbs 30:11.
The Spirit of Honor and
What course on the part
of children is well pleasing to the Lord?
your parents in everything, for this pleases
the Lord. Colossians 3:20.
In what spirit should
children obey their parents?
Children, obey your
parents in the Lord, for this is right.
How did Jesus honor His
When he went down
to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them.
But his mother treasured all these things in her
heart. Luke 2:51.
What did the wise man say
would be the fate of the one who curses his
father or his mother?
If a man curses his
father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out
in pitch darkness. The eye that
mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a
mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of
the valley, will be eaten by the vultures.
Proverbs 20:20; 30:17.
What is the reward of
those who honor their parents?
Honor your father
and your mother, so may you live long in the
land that the Lord God is giving you.
Note The fullness
of the promise will be realized in the life to
come when the earth, restored to its Edenic
beauty, will become the eternal home of all those
who have truly honored their parents and kept all
What comment has the
Apostle Paul made upon this commandment?
Honor your father
and your mother which is the
first commandment with a promise that
it may go well with you and that you may enjoy
long life on the earth.
The Modern Trend
In what age of the world
is disobedience to parents to be especially
But mark this:
There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of
money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient, to
their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love,
unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control,
brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous,
rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than
lovers of God having a form of godliness
but denying its power. Have nothing to do with
2 Timothy 3:1-5.
Note Disobedience to parents
is a marked characteristic of the present
generation. Never before was it so common or so
widespread. The root of evil, however, lies not
so much in the children as in the parents. Many
of the latter are disobedient to God, their
Father in heaven, and so have failed to bring up
their children in the fear of God and in ways of
righteousness. Bible instruction, lessons of
faith, and prayer must not be neglected in the
home if we would see obedient, God-fearing
children growing up in the world.
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