Honor Your Mother and Father
“2Honor (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother--this is the first commandment with a promise--3That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.” Eph 6:2-3 AMP
Honor Your Mother and Father;
Longevity is your reward.
Children must learn obedience;
Through obedience trust is scored.
Love is the only answer
To the teenagers of today.
So many parents fail to listen;
Prefer control forever to stay.
In attempting to control your children,
When strict obedience hasn’t been taught,
Is like trying to retain a deer in a holding—
With frailty is fraught.
Children need to be taught to honor God;
Their accountability is supreme.
When they do wrong they must repent;
It’s in prayer to God their redeemed.
Discipline not your children in anger;
This is ‘fighting fire with fire’.
Discipline your children in love,
With patience that they’ll admire.
For children to be deprived
Is more effective than pain.
Good behavior restores their privileges;
Teaches obedience has its gain.
Children need to be taught obedience
When they are young and impressionable.
To Honor Your Father and Mother
Should never be negotiable.
Ask God to teach you daily,
How to train your precious children,
So when they reach their teens,
They’ll not pose a major problem.
© Copyright 2012 Maureen LeFanue