Divine protection guaranteed! – Part 6
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord [that is, accept their guidance and discipline as His representatives], for this is right [for obedience teaches wisdom and self-discipline]. Honor [esteem, value as precious] your father and your mother [and be respectful to them]—this is the first commandment with a promise— so that it may be well with you, and that you may have a long life on the earth. (EPH 6:1-3)AMP
Responsibility is the price for greatness. The seeds of today are the harvest of tomorrow. Honouring our parents gives us major access to long life and prosperity. Verse 3 says ‘that it may be well with you and you may live long’. A man can live a long yet miserable life.
Your reaction to your parents determines how God reacts to your finances. If we want to live long and enjoy life, we must walk in obedience to God’s word. The devil knows that walking in parental honour will lead to amazing blessings therefore he seeks to disorganize the parent/child relationship. We must do all we can to secure the relationship with our parents in accordance with scriptural prescriptions so we can enjoy the blessing of longevity and prosperity.
Parental honour ranks high on Gods priority list. Many go for special prayers and deliverances expecting big miracles they complicate matters searching for answers in the wrong places whereas the answers lie in obeying simple biblical instructions.
I encourage us to spend time reflecting on the state of the relationship with our parents and if need be, prayerfully seek steps in making necessary changes.
Honour is reflected in the way we greet, speak and handle issues that revolve around our parents. As we honour them God will bless us with longevity and prosperity. Scripture is filled with examples of individuals who dishonored their parents and entered into a curse.
“And Noah planted a vineyard. He drank some of the wine and became drunk, and he was uncovered and lay exposed inside his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw [by accident] the nakedness of his father, and [to his father’s shame] told his two brothers outside…. When Noah awoke from his wine [induced stupor], he knew what his younger son [Ham] had done to him. So he said, “Cursed be Canaan [the son of Ham]; A servant of servants he shall be to his brothers.” Genesis 9:20 – 25AMP
I know our parents have certain weaknesses and sometimes we find ourselves in very difficult situations, however we can apply wisdom in every situation; This week I pray for anyone who is in a difficult situation- receive the wisdom to handle that difficult situation involving your parents. You must be determined and prepared (as much as possible) to do your best to secure hearty BLESSINGS from your parents through words from their mouth, which interprets into tangible blessings. Colossians 3:20
Lastly, for our dear parents reading this, please do your best to help your children live long and be blessed by understanding what it takes to nurture them. Also try not to provoke them lest they be discouraged.
Ephesians 6:4 (AMP) says: “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger [do not exasperate them to the point of resentment with demands that are trivial or unreasonable or humiliating or abusive; nor by showing favoritism or indifference to any of them], but bring them up [tenderly, with lovingkindness] in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
See you next week!
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