Monday, October 8, 2012

Respect and Honor Your Dad

Parents are very important in your life. They bare you. They feed you. They raise you. They cry over you. They give you a kick you in the pants, when you need it.. They clothe you. They house you. They teach God's Word to you. They talk to you. They give you counsel. They love you.

Honor them. Your parents are the parents God gave you. If you think they are messes, well look at yourself and you're a huge mess. God gives children the first commandment with promise, "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth." ~ Ephesians 6:1-3. And then God says those who curse their parents will have their eyes plucked out by ravens. "The eye that mocks at his father, and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young vultures shall eat it." ~ Proverbs 30:17

And I realize that all of us don't actually care what the facts are, because we're emotional beings. But these blessings and curses are very real. God isn't really one you want to mess with because you'd rather disrespect your parents to feel good about yourself/do whatever makes your heart/body feel good. 

I've jumped off and on honoring my parents way too much. I'm not a good son. But through God's grace I'll become better at it. Here's a couple things I've been learning.

Once you start serving others, honoring your parents will be a gazillion times easier. I notice that as I've gotten older I become more self-focused trying to make money or trying to "become my own man." And sure, defining yourself and making money aren't wrong, but they can tend to be incredibly self focused. Young people don't understand how worthless money really is, especially when you're dead early on in life.. And their defining themselves is usually just jumping into pop music and watching crappy movies...

When you love God, you'll love His words, and therefore you'll love honoring your parents. Otherwise, honoring your parents is going to really give you headache.

Anyways, that's it. I needed to talk to someone, and seeing everyone's in bed/I'm editing a radio show you guys can read my random thoughts.

And as I side note, I found this video from an old blog post, and I've been addicted to it for the past half hour.. >_<


Veronica said...

Hey, more blog posts! :)I needed to hear that. You always seem to find particularly convicting topics.
Also, great video. Thanks for posting this!