Our culture is a culture where dishonor is glorified. The rebel is in and obedience and respect to ones parents is definitely out of step with the norm. Most kids movie shows the family dog having more of a role than the parents. The Kids run the show and the parents, teachers, and principals are complete and utter morons. And with all this influence we wonder why disobedience and rebellion are running wild in our homes, schools and churches.
As a pastor it is hard to watch this generation destroy itself through rebellion. There parents are waving a stop sign and pleading with them not to make certain decision and go down certain roads and to no avail. With there smug "know it all" attitude they go out and begin destroying their life. And then at some point come crawling back to the same parents asking for help. It is getting old.
There is a reason God tells us to "Honor our Father and Mothers". God longed for His children to be set free to live free. But God knew the wisdom of the parents would be set aside and lead them to more and more slavery. The Israelite's had this pattern. They would disobey and beg God to rescue them. They refused to listen to the generation before them and it lead to destruction. The entire kingdom was divided after King Solomon because his son refused to listen to wisdom.
Freedom comes from honoring. Dishonor your parents and you do it to your own peril. Perhaps we need a close examination of how we are treating our parents and see if we are on the road to destruction?
Jesus Follower, Husband, Father, and Pastor and trying to keep those in the right order....