biblestudy: The Commandments (Part 10)
Honor Your Parents, Part 1
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 24-Jun-89; Sermon #BS-TC10; 62 minutes
John Ritenbaugh observes that the fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings. It is the pre-eminent commandment of the second set of commandments- serving as a twin center pillar with the Sabbath commandment. The honor and deferential respect accorded to Almighty God should transfer to our physical parents and ultimately to other authority figures in society. Because the family structure provides the basic building block or template for all government, including the Government of God, if the family is undermined, society and government is likewise undermined. Because parents stand in the place of God, parents (because they are the formulators of the child's character) must live a life worthy of reverence as well as taking a timely, active, " hands —on" approach to the child's education and upbringing. God demands that parents produce Godly seed.
A Child's Mind Authority Behavioral change Children as oppressors Children learn what they live Church as mother Contempt for parents Cursing parents Deferential respect Discipline Dorothy Nolte Drill Early training Early years Family Fault finding Honor Immaturity Imprinting Instruction Muriel Beadle Over correcting Parents standing in the place of God Provoking a child to wrath Respect Reverence Special recognition Training Women rule over them Work
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