Sunday, 6 August 2017

'SIGNS OF THE PERILOUS TIME'

(DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS) 
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"Honor your father and your mother; which is the first commandment with promise, that it may be well with you, that you may live long on the earth" - Ephesians 6:2-3
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The rate at which children are becoming disobedient to their parents is alarming and it's quite unfortunate that they have more 'parents' (media, movies, friends, novels etc) who teach them more than what their biological parents are doing. 
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However, this menace has led to the increment in morally despicable children who are wayward. They're now victims of premarital sex, abortion, unwanted pregnancy, social vices and youthful lust. 
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Are you obedient to your parents or you harden your neck when they reprove you? Children of today believe that their parents are old-fashioned, unexposed and do not know what is in vogue in this 21st century. 
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Hear this, any child that is often reproved and hardens his or her mind will be suddenly destroyed without remedy (Prov. 29:1). Ladies, if they tell you to be mindful of your male friends, obey. And if they tell you to watch the company of friends you keep as a man, listen before your destiny is truncated. 
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A Yoruba adage says, "What an elderly person sees (as a result of their experience) cannot be seen by a younger one even if they climb the top of a cliff.
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Hence, whatever makes you to disobey your parent is the same thing that would destroy you. The first and only commandment with promise is that you honor your parent (Ex. 20:12). When you disobey your parent, you're equally disobeying God who gave the command. 
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Don't let the spirit of this last age find expression in your heart through disobedience. No disobedient child would inherit the kingdom of God, however, the only way you can disobey them is when they want you to violate God's word; but wisdom is profitable to direct.




By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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