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    Saturday, 20 May 2017

    Higher Everyday Devotional By Pastor W.F Kumuyi, MAY 21, 2017--- PARENTAL COMMANDS

    PARENTAL COMMANDS



    BIBLE TEXT:GENESIS 18:17,19A
    "And the LORD said, shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do: Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation That he will command his children" (Genesis 18:17,19a).


    Children have a command from God which says: "Children obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother: which is the first commandment with promise" (Ephesians 6:1, 2).

     Children must obey their parents; they should not talk and act disrespectfully towards them. The commands and discipline given by parents are sometimes viewed by the children as signs of hatred instead of love.

     Hence Henry Ward Beecher said, "We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents." No right thinking and godly parent would allow his or her child to be wayward, lazy, lousy, disrespectful, and stubborn or attached to bad friends.

    Evidently, parental commands are for the children's good. The high rate of crime, immorality and insecurity seen in the world today show that either parents are failing in their duty or the children are rebelling against parental authority.

     Parents should care for the children to the best of their ability, and the children should honour them, participating in the family devotion and church fellowships with them.

    Challenge: Obey God's commands through your parents.

    Prayer: Help me to obey my parents always, oh God.

    Quote: Parental commands are for the children's good

    Bible Reading in one Year: Proverbs 1:8-19; Proverbs 22:6

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