Ok Ok I like to cruise old posts. This one about honoring your parents is a good one.
Many many young people nowadays are totally self absorbed and dishonor their parents by either deliberate acts, or by being so self absorbed their parents are relegated to being mere incidentals.
Its true Honor thy father and mother is the first commandment with promise.
<sup class="versenum" id="en-KJV-2064">12</sup>Honour thy father and thy mother:
The Promise; that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
I see many young people around this city I live near who actually do dishonor their parents by simple ignorant selfishness. Not even deliberately, but by neglegence. What are their lives like, as they work and grind and strivea and compete for a story book life? Well, I see chaos in their lives, sickness, divorce, bankruptcies, and no peace, no prosperity of any kind. Well ...no prosperity that the bank doesn't own anyway.
There it is....Obedience and honor parents and prosper. Or disobey and dishonor your parents and the curse of sin will
land on you. Why? You've stepped out from under GODs protection into the darkness of sin. Its in the darkness that the monsters live you know.
Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Colossians 3:20 ESV
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Exodus 20:12 ESV
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Ephesians 6:1 ESV
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Proverbs 1:8 ESV
Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching,
Proverbs 30:17 ESV
The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.
Ephesians 6:4 ESV
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Exodus 21:17 ESV
“Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.
Proverbs 22:6 ESV
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV
“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.