Monday, August 22, 2016

It Seems Some People Are Always Angry, Those Who Turn a Blind Eye, Disrespectful Children posts

Since Bible Passages That Can Influence Your Life, is now on line through individual posts, I am now putting several links together for each post. I found groupings of three posts worked well for anyone interested in using these for a Bible study group.  Debbie Seiling

An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.  Proverbs, Chapter 29, verse 22.

It seems that some people are always angry.  They are abrupt with others and say hateful things rather than try to work things out calmly.  They go around upsetting people everywhere they go, leaving a trail of arguments, fights and people with hurt feelings.  I learned a long time ago that my life runs a lot smoother when I stay clear of people like this.

Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD.  Proverbs, Chapter 29, verse 26.

It reminds me of politics on the local level.  I remember hearing about local businessmen who bought gifts for those who govern them, hoping to get political favors in return.  (Example: Companies were told they had to make costly anti-pollution adjustments to their factories.  The newspapers would note companies that were flagrantly non-compliant, without legal repercussions.  It was implied that the business had given a politician some gift large enough to overlook the fact that they were dumping waste into the public water supply, etc.)  So, this passage says to me that we may try to kiss up to the politicians of the world who might turn a blind eye to our actions, but God really knows what we do!

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.

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