Honour Your Parents by Pastor Segun Obadje
The Leverage Devotional
By Pastor Segun Obadje Ph.D
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Honour Your Parents
Ephesians 6:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:12.
Ephesians 6:1-3 “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”
Our opening Scripture shows us God’s unchanging position concerning the relationship between children and their parents. It says “Children, obey your parents (Biological and Spiritual) in the Lord”. No matter the level of provocation you encounter as a child, you are not permitted under God to dishonour your parents. God hasn’t given you the right or privilege to dishonour your parents, therefore, don’t take it. Sometimes, discussions may arise with differing opinions and views, don’t react in anger even when there are seemingly unrealistic demands being made of you. Rather, ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom to navigate the discussion without crossing the line. Why? There is a promise attached to this instruction.
Ephesians 6:3 shows the result of obedience and honouring your parents, which is long life and prosperity. So, if you want it to be well with you and you want to live long on the earth, it is not a prayer point, it’s an action point; it’s an obedience point. All you need to do is obey your parents in the Lord. If you do not despise the people of honour God has set over you, there is no occasion of stumbling before you; therefore, you will live long and prosper.
Beloved, don’t fall into the error some have now fallen into in this generation. The Bible already prophesied about them and their end. People who think being western is being rude and unruly to their parents have it all messed up. Christianity is the root of westernization, and the Word of God is the foundation of Christianity; therefore, you cannot claim to be western by being disobedient, rebellious and unruly. God has not changed; He does not change and will not change. God and His Word are one. God is eternal and so is His Word. Jesus Christ, the Living Word, is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
Apostle Paul in writing to Timothy speaks about these people, in 2 Timothy 3:1-2: “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be…disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.” They are disobedient to parents and also averse to enjoying the promise of long life and prosperity; they are unteachable. They make light of parental authority, both biological and spiritual, simply because they have caught some kind of ‘revelation’; they speak against fathers in the Body of Christ whom God had proved and approved of, through whom God has wrought mighty works. Don’t follow their examples. Such people have a destination already if they do not repent and turn to God. “Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.” (Phil. 3:19). Beloved, walk in honour.
MY SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I walk in the fear of the Lord as I honour my parents, spiritual and biological. I live in health, wealth and possess graceful longevity in Jesus’ Name!!!
Further Meditation: 2 Timothy 3:1-7; Philippians 3:18-20.
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