Monday, April 27, 2015

Disrespectful Children

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.  Proverbs, Chapter 30, verse 17.

It doesn’t sound like God thinks it’s cute when kids are disrespectful to their parents.  He’s talking about having ravens peck out the eyes of children who are disrespectful to their parents.  It doesn’t sound like God condones their behavior.
How do children learn to be respectful, anyway?  One way is by setting appropriate limits while they’re little.  If they’re allowed to argue with their parents when they’re little, do you think they will argue with their parents less when they are 16?  If they’re allowed to break the rules with no consequences when they’re little, do you think they will break the rules less when they are 16?  If they are allowed to have a lack of respect for authority figures when they’re little, do you think they will be more respectful of authority figures when they are 16?  If they are allowed to be self-focused, not thinking of others when they’re little, will they become more concerned about the needs of others when they are 16?

If you don’t teach them religious principals and allow them to develop a relationship with God when they’re little, do you think they will gain these religious principals and develop a relationship with God when they are 16?  So, if we don’t teach our kids to be respectful when they’re little…who will??????????

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.




This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 
Please click on comments below to share your suggestions. Thanks! Debbie

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