GOD REWARDS OBEDIENCE TO PARENTS
Daily Soul Feast Day 15 October
Obedience to parent is a lifelong commitment that has responsibilities and rewards attached to it. How precious are your parents to you? You action not your word will shout out the accurate answer.
Obeying parents can sometimes become too demanding and we wonder why we have to obey them? When you obey your parents it pleases God; it comes with promise of blessings, covenant of long life while disobedience attracts curse and death penalty.
More importantly it is a command from God and as such it is compulsory. The directive to honour and obey our parents was actually among the first commandment written on a tablet of stone with God’s own finger. This command is comprehensive and has responsibilities attached with it. On an occasion when Jesus was addressing the Pharisees He accused them of putting aside God’s important law of honoring parents and replacing it with their own man made rules. Surprisingly Jesus reference’ was that they were encouraging children to disregard their parents by not caring for them.
Children, obey your parents [as God’s representatives] in all things, for this [attitude of respect and obedience] is well-pleasing to the Lord [and will bring you God’s promised blessings]. Colossians 3:20 (AMP)
No one is exempt from this command; we are first children of God then children to our earthly parents. The same Hebrew word used for obedience to God was also used for parents. If you understand and practice obedience to God then the same should be extended to your parents.
Jesus laid down a good example for us to follow. Even while in pain on the cross Jesus made provision for the well being of His mother by entrusting her to the care of a trusted responsible disciple.
If we really know and love God then extending same to our parents should not be difficult.
GOD REWARDS OBEDIENCE TO PARENTS WITH LONG LIFE
Aside our biological parents we all have people that fit into the role of parents in our lives. Let’s begin to honor them and the pronouncement of God’s blessings will be ours in Jesus name.
Let us not fall into the error of the Pharisees which Jesus condemned.
Do not deprive your parents of their right using service to God and Ministers of God as an excuse to renege on your responsibilities. Please avoid reenacting that which Jesus already condemned.
May we not cause our parents pain or rob them of joy in Jesus name.
GOD REWARDS OBEDIENCE TO PARENTS PRAYER PETITION
- Lord thank you for giving me wonderful parents that have guided and cared for me till date. I appreciate You Lord for being a super parent to me.
2) Forgive me for every pain I have unintentionally caused my parents. Help me to see my parents through your eyes Lord so I can extend to them the honour You commanded.
3) Deliver me from every rebellious spirit working in me against my parents. Guide me and give me the grace to do right even when it is so difficult to obey them.
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRAY WITH BELIEF THAT GOD WILL ANSWER
4) Deliver me from the consequences of all my misguided actions. Let things go well for me according to your promise.
5) Help me to understand my parents and treat them well in line with your commandment. Give me a discerning spirit when I don’t agree with their views.
6) May your mercy prevail over every punishment my disobedient actions deserve. Do not terminate my life prematurely. Let my life be precious to you Lord and teach me to respect and honour You always.
May I receive your answer to my prayers in Jesus Name (amen)
GOD REWARDS OBEDIENCE TO PARENTS WHEN WE HONOUR HIS COMMAND
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