Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Respect to our family and Parents.

It is so easy to live a life and not to involve others in it.
Live your own life and ignore other people that have helped you to get to where you are or have helped you along the way and still do.
It is so easy to keep on taking from family members but then never give back. I certainly do this often and I know many people that do this as well (in my own family).
I dont think this is specific to my family, because I know many people that 'do' this.

They grow up and live their own lives and concentrate on there own families, but then at the same time, forget the respect they owe their parents/grandparents etc.
I was reading 1 Timothy today and it just kicked off another thought that I had which had nothing to do with the reading and that is respecting our family members.

I certainly say, isn't respect earned. Well Yes it is!
but that doesn't mean that we stop loving them and ignore what they may have done for us. I know for a fact that my parents did a great deal for me to get me where I am today.
Loving and acknowledging your parents doesn't mean that you don't fight and argue with them, we are all different people with different opinions.

What does the bible say about respecting our parents and family:

Proverbs 30:17 - The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.   
     
Exodus 21:17- “Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death.        

Ephesians 6:1-4 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

Sometimes, discipline that my parents gave me was the reason why I got 'upset' with them and didn't love them anymore (you know what its like when you are small), but this cannot be held on forever. As a parent now, I can see the bigger picture.

Proverbs 13:24Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.

A Christians family life should be of love and care for each other, not to hold on to grudges from the past. It is extremely difficult, but with the power of God, surely this can be overcome. In fact, I know it can!
God wants us to live in harmony! God created families to love each other and respect each other and to rely on one another...The issue you may have is when you have family members that just don't play ball and do lots of "relying" and none of "loving".

The Christian family is an institution that is ordained by God and needs a work from every member of the family in order to function as a unit. Just as Gods family needs every part of it to function correctly to work successfully as a unit.

God bless you and you family. Pray for Gods influence and Holiness in your family!
Amen.

Here is a link I found to another blog site, I enjoy Reading Eric's blog on Christian family life:
http://christianfamilylife.blogspot.com/



2 comments:

  1. In the Quran Allah states that under the feet of your mother is your paradise. This shows the importance of looking after your mother particularly when they are old.

    In the Quran Allah states that the lock to your paradise is your father this shows how much respect we need to have for our father and the importance of looking after them in their old age.

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    Bible is not the Pure message that Jesus preached. Bible is written by people who never saw Jesus.
    Jesus used to prostrate on the ground and pray to his Lord same as the Muslims.
    Jesus used to eat meat which had to be bled and prayed on same as the Muslims.
    Jesus was circumcised same as the Muslims.
    Jesus used to pray to One God same as the Muslims.

    If you want to know who Jesus really was go and read the chapter called Mary in the Quran.

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    The following is from the Gospel of John 5:30 - 31 from the Arabic Bible. In English Bible you will get the word God in the place of Allah. The millions of Arab Christian use Allah not God. The word God is used only by the English speaking Christians.

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    Gospel of John 5:30 -31

    "On my own I am powerless. I judge as I am told (told by Allah). My judgement is just because I do not act based upon my own will but rather I submit to Allah's will. The will of Allah has sent me as his messenger. If I represent Myself my representation is different from and inferior to what Allah directs me to do".

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    From the above statement Jesus Christ is clearly stating he is sent by Allah as a messenger (Prophet) to guide the mankind.

    According to the above statement in the Gospel of John, Jesus must be teaching Islam.

    Islam means: Being in peace by sincerely submitting to the will of God.

    In the above statement from the Bible Jesus clearly says he is submitting to the will of God.

    In the above statement you can say Jesus cannot be the God.

    Quran says he is the Prophet of God like Moses, Abraham, Muhammad, David.
    Peace and blessing of Allah be upon all his prophets.

    www.muslimjesus.net

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  2. Dear Muslim Jesus.
    Thank you for your comments. They truly are a "fun" read.
    Whilst I enjoy comments from everyone I would just like to point out that this blog site is not a religious debate site. Many people reading this blog, and I know this as fact,have alreadydecided to call Jesus their Lord and Saviour. Attempts from other religion facts trying to persuade christians that they are worshopping the wrong God and Jesus is a prophet - should be made in the right forum, not here.

    Second, you are quite correct. Our Arab Christian brothers and sisters use the name "Allah" for the God of the Bible. Allah is simply the Arab word for god. In the Arabic Bible, the Word Elohim (Hebrew for God) or Theos (Greek for God) is always translated as Allah. Incidentally, the Arab Christians called God "Allah" LONG BEFORE THE BIRTH OF MUHAMMAD AND ISLAM.
    There is no doubt, or argument, that the Arabic word "Allah" means God! Before the advent of Islam, the Arabs referred to Pagan deities, such as Hubul (the major god of the Kaa'bah and the city of Mecca), as "allah". Hubul, however, WAS NOT the same "Allah" preached by Muhammad. Likewise, the English term "god" can refer to the God of the Bible or to other deities such as Brahma, Osiris, Shiva, or Krishna who ARE NOT the same as the God of the Bible.
    The God (or Allah) of the Bible revealed His message of salvation and love, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, to humankind and, as it is often said, God knows best!
    Good luck in your quest to prove that Jesus is just a prophet, but you certainly will not get any further effort from me to prove who Jesus Christ actually is.

    I would love other opinions here as well.

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