Devotion for Monday, November 28, 2011

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. Proverbs 1:8-9

Application:
Why do you think it’s so difficult for us to obey our parents?
What are some different ways that you can honor your parents today?
Can you think of any other ways to apply today’s verse?

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13 thoughts on “Voices: Parents

  1. Well I don’t think it’s that hard to obey my parents…but sometimes we think that are parents are like out to get us but we don’t see that the things they do for us is because they love us not because they hate you. We can honor our parents by when they tell us to do something not just ignore it do it, and we could show our parents that we care about them like doing stuff without being ask to and we need to follow our parents rules they might not be all great but they make rules because they want what’s best for you not because they want to ruin your life. Your parents aren’t gonna be around forever and when there gone people are gonna regret all the things they did and how they never got to say I’m sorry or I love you. God put you in the family your in because he knew that was the right family for you.

  2. 1) Sometimes its hard to obey our parents because they might be telling u something tht u don’t want to hear. Something tht might be better for u in the long run.

    2) Some ways tht I can honor my parents r by…. Respecting what they tell us.
    Doing what they tell me.
    And by obeying them.

    * God put us in the family tht we r in for a reason. Tht shouldn’t be changed unless thts what he has planned for u in ur walk w/// god! *

    Great Devo, they really speak to me! πŸ™‚
    C u guys Wednesday!!! πŸ™‚
    Love ya guys! :p

  3. Honestly, for me it’s not so much obeying my parents that I have a hard time with, it’s getting along with them. Of course, parents and kids sometimes don’t see eye to eye, but a couple months ago I wasn’t trying very hard to get along with them. I just went with the flow and if we got in an argument, oops! Now, I’m actually trying to get along with them more and have a good relationship with them and obey them, even though sometimes it’s hard! I think at times when I don’t obey my parents, it’s usually cause I just don’t want to, and I’ll be stubborn. But that’s not what I should be doing! I should be hearing the instructions of my father and forsaking not the law of my mother!
    I think things have definitely been different with my parents and me since we did the Picture Perfect series, and I’m so glad! πŸ™‚
    The video devotion is really cool, something different! I like it πŸ™‚ Hope you all have great day!

  4. Alexis- What a great point! I think a lot of times we don’t do anything to try to purposely NOT get along with people, we just don’t purposely try TO get along with people. It’s so important to try! Especially with our parents.

  5. Hi Ben, It’s nice to see you on another day besides Sunday! I like the new video format.
    OK, I’m about to get kind of personal, guys. But, I think this might make you all think about your relationship with your family. My family had alot of tragedy in the past I guess we were what they would call dysfuntional. My parents had big problems and were not perfect and sometimes hurt me with their words and actions. I became very rebellious and thought , why should I listen to them ,
    they’re so messed up. So, even when they did give me good advice, I ignored them. I left home when I was only 16 and thought I had all the answers. I really made alot of mistakes and my life was alot harder than it would have been if I had just stayed home with my parents and obeyed them.
    As I got older, I realized that even though my parents had problems, my attitude made things alot worse. If I had obeyed them and honored them like God wanted, I could have helped heal my family. I am now close to my Dad, but unfortunately, When I was 19 years old, my Mom was murdered. I never got to ask her to forgive me and to tell her that I love her.
    So guys, we never know how much time we have with our parents.Even though they aren’t perfect and they make mistakes, they are the parents God chose for us. Please do everything you can to obey and honor them and let them know that you love them and appreciate them.

    1. I was definitely thinking about ways to improve my relationship with my parents after reading your comment. Thanks for being so honest Sandi! πŸ™‚

    2. Wow Sandi, thank you so much for opening up to all of us like that! That really means a lot to me, and I’m sure everyone else could agree with that as well. My parents both lost their dads when they were teenagers so they are always telling us that same thing because it’s so true. Our time here on earth is limited, and that’s why it is so important to really love and obey our parents! Great point Sandi! Thanks again!

  6. I think why it’s difficult to obey our parents is because we think that we know what’s best for us but really our parents want our best intentions. We just got to try to see that our parents love us very much. I’m trying to honor my parents by dusting the house and picking my stuff up before they tell me to

  7. to be honest…..its pretty hard sometimes to obey. You want “this” and then your parents want you to do the exact opposite. you know they know better but sometimes you feel like you do. Parents have more wisdom though and they’ve been through some things that you haven’t. So they know better sometumes cuz they have more life experience.
    So to answer that first question, it can be hard to obey our parents because we feel like we’re right sometimes. “I don’t have to listen to them, they’re just trying to keep me from fun” THey aren’t! They are trying to protect you. You don’t see the harm in doing that one thing that one time, but they see what’s coming. They don’t want to watch you get hurt, so sometimes you feel like they’re just trying to put a damper on your fun, but they’re trying to prevent bad things from happening to you. They are just trying to protect you, because they love you.
    They sound crazy sometimes when they say things, because we don’t understand where they’re coming from…….but listen to them! Obey your parents because 1)God says so! 2)they know better!
    Whether you think so or not they usually know best.

  8. These two verse are so neat to me. I really love the illustration of our parents being an ornament of grace on our head and chains on our neck. Our parents are here to help guide us through life. It’s so important to obey them, although sometimes it can be extremely hard. I have a hard time with this sometimes. I get frustrated a lot if my dad didn’t listen to something I said and I tend to get upset rather then just respect the fact that maybe he just didn’t hear me and I should just say it again. I haven’t always obeyed my parents, and at one time I was so far from them they felt like an enemy to me.. I can’t even stress how awful that was. That is not a good place to be at with anyone, let alone your parents. Don’t get in that situation where you think your parents are being mean and not letting you do something for a dumb reason, because in fact they have a very good reason for restricting you and protecting you from some things. Our parents love us, and we need to show love back! You all said some really great stuff, and I’m really proud of you all. Good stuff!

  9. Good to see ya Ben! I like the new format. Today what I got 2 things, 1 It brings glory to God and to our parents and it also reflects good on us when we obey. 2 is that when we listen to our parents and we take their advice it can actually help us. I found that is easier to learn from others mistakes instead of learning from your own mistakes.

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