“Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.”
The Apostle Paul reminded the church of Ephesus of the simplicity and importance of the first commandment with promise.
“Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”
Honouring our parents includes refusing to rob them of the inheritance we think we might deserve. If we choose not to honour we curse them, which brings consequences.
“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.”
The Prodigal Son is the ultimate example of what awaits us if we choose to rob our parents.
“And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.”
He had a vastly different outcome in mind rather than feeding the swine in the fields of the far country, but that is where his transgression against his father took him. Yet when he repented and returned home to his father, he was welcomed with open arms.
“It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.”
What a picture of the forgiveness our Heavenly Father offers to all who come to Him confessing their sin and believing in His Son.
Will we rob Him by rejecting the relationship He so freely offers?
Will we rob Him by refusing to share the Gospel with others?
Will we rob Him by resisting the call He has placed upon our lives?
Choose today to stop robbing the Father.
2 Chronicles 31-32 | 2 Timothy 3 | Proverbs 18
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