Serious Benefits And Consequences!

Posted: May 28, 2013 in Colossians 3
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Today is a wrap up for this verse regarding children obeying from Colossians 3.

The first four of the Ten Commandments instruct me how to recognize, worship and obey God. The next six commandments instruct me how to live in peace with others and number six is in regards to honoring parents. Violation of the fifth commandment was a serious offense and obviously won’t work in todays society but just for the record.

“If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto 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. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you” (Deuteronomy 21:18-21 KJV)“And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death … And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.” (Exodus 21:15,17 KJV)

Serious offense and serious consequences. Obviously, the commanded to honor parents, is real, but how does it apply in today’s world? Honor them with both  actions and attitudes (Mark 7:6).  Honor their unspoken as well as spoken wishes. “A wise son heeds his father’s  instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke” (Proverbs 13:1).

In Matthew 15:3-9, Jesus reminded the Pharisees of the command of God to honor their father and mother.  They were obeying the letter of the law, but they had added their own law that essentially overruled God’s. They made a law that directed them to commit all their wealth to God. They honored their parents in word, but their actions proved their real motive. When it came to a need in their parents lives they said that they could not help because their wealth was committed to God. Honor is more than lip service. The word  “honor” in this passage is a verb and, requires right actions.

Honoring parents coincides with how i strive to  bring glory to God—in my thoughts, words, and actions. For young children, obeying parents goes hand in hand with honoring them. That includes listening,  heeding, and submitting to authority. After children mature, the obedience  that they learned as children will serve them well in honoring other authorities  such as government, police, and employers.

While honoring parents is required, it doesn’t include imitating ungodly ones (Ezekiel 20:18-19). If a parent ever instructs a child to do something that clearly contradicts God’s commands, that child must obey God rather than his/her parents (Acts 5:29).

 

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  3. Gerardo A. Fox says:

    God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19). In contrast, those with a “depraved mind” and those who exhibit ungodliness in the last days are characterized by disobedience to parents (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2).

  4. God exhorts us to honor father and mother. He values honoring parents enough to include it in the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:12) and again in the New Testament: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise, so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:1-3). Honoring parents is the only command in Scripture that promises long life as a reward. Those who honor their parents are blessed (Jeremiah 35:18-19). In contrast, those with a “depraved mind” and those who exhibit ungodliness in the last days are characterized by disobedience to parents (Romans 1:30; 2 Timothy 3:2).

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