Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Fourth Commandment

You shall honor your father and your mother.

We should fear and love God so that we do not despise or anger our parents;  but instead we should honor them, serve them, obey them, and love them dearly.

A  We shall not despise or anger our parents.

67.  Proverbs 30:17.  An eye which ridicules the father and despises the mother, must be hacked out by the ravens at the creek and devoured by the young eagles.

68.  Proverbs 20:20.  Whoever curses his father and his mother, his light will go out in the midst of darkness.

B  But honor them.

69.  Matthew 15:4.  You shall honor your father and mother.  But whoever curses his father and mother shall be put to death.

C serve and obey them.

70.  Ephesians 6:1-3.  Children obey your parents in the Lord;  for this is right.  Honor your father and your mother is the first commandment with a promise, so that it will go well with you and you will live long on earth.

71.  Proverbs 1:8.  My child, obey the discipline of your father, and do not neglect the command of your mother.

D  dearly love them.

72.  1 Tim. 5:4.  To return good to your parents is a good deed and pleasing to God.

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