June 15, 2019 CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL : TOPIC - DON’T MOCK YOUR PARENTS

June 15, 2019 CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL : TOPIC -  DON’T MOCK YOUR PARENTS


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CAC LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL

Saturday, June 15, 2019.

DON’T MOCK YOUR PARENTS

Read Proverbs 30:17

MEMORISE

For everyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death. He has cursed his father or his mother. His blood shall be upon him (Leviticus 20:9).


EXPOSITION
Mockery is an annoying behavior or speech, made to make fun of someone and put such into ridicule. It is made worse, if such actions that can put parents in disdain come from their own children. Such parents think of how much labour and pain they had borne on such children. Why, then, would a child mock his parents?

Two contexts in which children can mock, scorn or laugh at their parents, are here identified: The family tradition where parents and children make jest of themselves, and is acceptable to all. This is not good enough. Parents must set boundaries and not over indulge their children. Children should be assisted to honour both their biological parents and their parents in the Lord (cf. Eph. 6:1-3).
The other is, children who look down on their parents because of their low educational standards, below-average economic statuses, health challenges, social disabilities, stigmas, etc. This also is not good, and such children always incur the wrath of God and the parents upon them (Prov. 19:26; 20:20; 28:24; 30:11,17).

Many who are disobedient to parents fall on the field of battle and may not fulfil their destinies, with their lives cut short. Children and youths must learn their lessons from Samson, Absalom, Hophni, Phinehas and many others who despised both their parents and God, by disobedience (Judg. 16:26-30; I Sam. 4:11-18; 2 Sam. 18:10-14)

Parents and the Church also need to look after their children, right from infancy, and put them in the way of the Lord. Then, what do we say, if parents haven’t found God through Christ Jesus? That is a big issue. May God visit such parents with His salvation. Amen. Let us all go before the Lord, as He is ready to remould us in His will.

PRAYER POINTS

1. O Lord, deliver me from any curse I have incurred by my actions or inactions to my parents and other elderly ones.
2. Father, help our youths to caution themselves in their relationship with their parents and other elderly people, so that they don’t joke with their lives.
3. Oh Lord, give leaders, both in national politics and the Church, the spirit of forgiveness, so that they won’t destroy souls they are to save.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: I Chronicles 7:10 – 8:32; John 17:16 – 18:11.
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