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Disrespecting Your Parents May Send You To Hell

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Disrespecting Your Parents May Send You To Hell

 

My mother and I were talking one Monday morning. Our total conversation wasn’t one that I can remember now. I was twenty-one and home for a couple of days. Mom was seated at the table doing the family bills and I was standing with my back touching the kitchen door jamb talking to her. Out of nowhere my father suddenly appeared and got in my face. In the sternest voice he had ever used in talking to me, he said to me, “If you won’t respect her as your mother, respect her as my wife!” His eyes were stern and had fire in them. I couldn’t think of one thing I’d said that could be considered disrespectful, but he had.

 

All I could say was, “Yes sir!” To this day I have no clue what I’d said that triggered that moment. Or even if he had correctly heard our conversation. It doesn’t matter. Although I have no memory of ever disrespecting my mother or my father… it was a lesson never to be forgotten. I cried, and apologized, neither knowing then nor now what words were said that were disrespectful.

 

It’s scary to realize that God pays attention to how you treat your Mom and Dad. He may use your parental honor, or lack thereof, as a gauge for how long He even chooses to let you live. Showing your parents honor is a biblical command and requirement.

 

Treating Your Parents With Respect And Honor May Give You A Longer Life

Exo. 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Eph. 6:2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

 

Jesus Said To Let Them Die And Go To Hell

(“Let them die the death.” That means temporal and eternal death.)

 

Moses Said To Kill A Child That Cursed Their Parents

Exodus 21:17 And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

 

Jesus Repeated What Moses Said

Matt. 15:4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Mar. 7:10  For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:

If the disrespectful child was worthy of being stoned to death… then no one should ever expect to see that person in heaven. If God thinks they should be removed from the earth, then surely heaven would not be an option for them.

 

Curseth:

Strongs G2551

From a compound of G2556 nad G3056; to revile: – curse, speak evil of.

 

John Gill:

“And he that curseth father or mother, let him die the death; temporal and eternal: and which is a positive command of God, made as a fence for the former; and is to be understood, not only of giving abusive language to parents, but of slighting, as the Hebrew word signifies, and neglecting them, taking no notice of them, when needy and in distress, to supply their wants.”

 

Ham’s Actions Caused His Son To Live With A Curse

Don’t make your children suffer and be cursed because of your disrespect for your parents.

 

Absalom

Died a horrible death

 

Esau

He brought grief of mind to his parents by his choice of a wife. He refused their advice. God even hated him. Gen 26:35

 

Showing Respect By Obeying Your Parents Pleases God

Col. 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

 

Showing Disrespect Brings Judgment

Pro 30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

 

If You Show Disrespect To Your Parents, God Will Put Your Lights Out.

Prov. 20:20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

 

Did You Know?

If you are disrespectful with your words to anyone, including your parents, that the Apostle Paul said that no one is to even go to McDonald’s or eat with you, lest your bad spirit get off on them. Because you are a railer.

1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

 

Railer – Webster

(n.) One who rails; one who scoffs, insults, censures, or reproaches with opprobrious language.

(“Opprobrious: expressing scorn or criticism, abusive, vituperative, derogatory, disparaging, denigratory, pejorative, deprecatory, insulting, offensive, defamatory, vitriolic, libelous, venomous;”)

 

The Prodigal Son Showed Disrespect To His Father

*By leaving as he did.

*By living as he lived.

*By squandering his inheritance and birthright.

 

However, the story has a most beautiful ending because the prodigal was willing to humble himself, repent and make amends. The merciful father was quick to forgive and restore his son back into the family.

Gentle Reader…

Do you need to humble yourself and apologize to your mom or dad? Do it today. You really need to, you know. Please don’t wait! Please!

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

September 18, 2018 at 5:44 pm

Posted in Family, Mother

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  1. Oh, but do we ever need that lesson in our world today!! My son shows me so much honor and I am grateful for that. Hurts me when I see kids…little ones even…disrespecting their parents. Thank you for all the love and respect you showed our parents.

    Carlene

    September 19, 2018 at 2:05 am


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