Bowie Apostolic Church
Proverbs Day 7
Posted on January 10th, 2013

Family Honor

Prov 28:7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son,
But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

Prov 28:24 He who robs his father or his mother
And says, "It is not a transgression,"
Is the companion of a man who destroys.

Prov 10:1 A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.

Prov 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom,
But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

Prov 29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you comfort;
He will also delight your soul.
This may seem to go into child rearing, but the overarching theme is something that seems to be lost in our society today. It is the value of family honor.

Family honor is spoken of so much in the bible. Mainly because of the patriarchal  and matriarchal authority that is given to all families by God's divine order. Adherence to this order, ultimately is praise to God and His creation by acknowledging that what He has established is just, right and true.

Before there was a church, God ordained family. Therefore, for the believer, family should be very important. God is the first father. He is also revealed to us through the Son of God. He is also referred to as the Groom in the marriage to His Bride, the Church. These are all familial terms. Clearly, family is important to God!

The authority of our parents is derived from God. All authority is derived from God (Romans 13:1). These authorities are worthy of honor. Even more, God is worthy of honor. From our infancy, the authority of our parents is the first authority in our lives. Rebellion to our parents and the honor of our family is in fact rebellion to God's order. There is something in every human being that wants our authority figures to be proud of us. It is a motivator. It is something that we strive for. When we succeed, they are proud of us and they brag about us because of our success.

In most cases, our family loves us and are proud of us even when we don't feel that we bring them honor. However, if you feel that you don't bring honor to your family, one thing to make sure not to do is to bring dishonor. It is never too late to bring honor to your family. Continue to bring the memories and the good times.

Posted in Bible 2013, Proverbs    Tagged with family, honor, rebellion, child rearing


Sis. Mae - July 7th, 2013 at 2:13 PM
I give honor to my Progenitors. I Proclaim Prophetic Promises for my Offspring and their Descendants. I offer myself a conduit of prayer for my Family of Origin, my Extended Family, and my Spiritual Family.

If in the Providence of God you find yourself: Separated from your Brethren (Gen 49:26);
God still has a Blessing for you.
If in the Providence of God you find yourself: Solitary (Ps. 68:6);
Find your place in God's Spiritual Family.
If in the Providence of God you find yourself: Severed from family, houses or land (Mk 10:30)
For Christ's sake (Mt 19:29)
Expect 100-fold recompense, persecution, eternity.

COMPLETE: Prov. 7:__; Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister;...
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