The author focuses on the reasoning behind the commandments of God that forbid the disobedience (rebellion) of children to their parents, showing how they were created by Yehovah to reflect Heavenly realities, and thus any violation of these laws serves as a perversion of the proper testimony that a godly faithful life is to bring forth, and is therefore hated by God. Using the illustration that the real importance of the command of an everyday stop sign is far more than just to stop, but rather it is that the motorist having stopped, carefully considers the traffic, and thus judges how to proceed without damage. In like manner the faithful obedience to Yehovah’s laws, or the violation of them has far greater ramifications then the immediate effect on the people involved.
Disobedience to Parents- How This Sin Gives the Wrong Illustration of Heavenly Realities
What is it that a stop sign is saying to a driver when a driver pulls up in front of it? Of course the obvious communication is that the driver must stop. But what is the reason for needing to stop? Nothing on the sign speaks of the reasoning for the command. The reason why a person is to stop is supposed to be understood by the driver or he should not be driving. The purpose for the stop sign is to alert the driver to stop and have sufficient time to carefully consider the traffic, and thus proceed safely. Therefore, the value of the stop sign is derived from the very important reason for its existence.
Yehovah’s laws pertaining to how children must honor and obey their parents are like the stop sign. The greatest importance of them is in the reasoning behind them, this reasoning goes beyond the immediate sphere of men’s natural lives. Undoubtedly there is extreme importance in men’s lives for God’s laws pertaining to family life and the rearing of children to be fulfilled, for this allows for the possibility (Or even provability) of stable and happy lives for children, and great hope in regards to success in their future adulthood. Yehovah’s laws related to parenting have not only an earthly need for fulfillment, meaning they are needed to properly direct the affairs of man on the earth for his immediate good and protection, but also they represent heavenly and eternal realities at the same time. The following is an explanation of the heavenly realities that are reflected by the practice of children obeying their parents, therein, defining the reason for the most extreme cause of Yehovah’s hatred in regards to rebellion found in children. For to violate Yehovah’s laws pertaining to children honoring their parents is to directly slander the Heavenly realities that a faithful life was created by God to picture.
Disobedience To Parents:
In other articles we have spoken of the truth that the human persons were designed and created Yehovah to be living mortal illustrations of both Himself and the chief object of His affection, the Church. Chiefly this is seen in the marriage relationship. The very nature of marriage speaks of the obvious provable eventuality of children. In like manner the intimacy that the Lord shares with His own (The Church)
For whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth. (Heb. 12:6 KJV)
brings forth new life. (New Christian Believers) So we find that the relationship, and the laws that govern the relationship between parents and children are meant of God to be a picture of the relationship that the Lord has to His own. God is the Father of every soul who has been made perfect, the mother is the Church. The seed of God, (His word) when it is sown into the Church (Which then brings to pass the evangelism of the unconverted) brings forth new children to God. When the actions of a child are in disobedience or rebellion to his or her parents and this goes uncorrected, this action brings forth the picture that the Lord will tolerate the actions of disobedience and rebellion in His own children and never correct them. Which suggestion is a lie, for God is a consuming fire. He is never indifferent to sin, He does not wink at sin, as if it does not matter. Therefore, when defiance and rebellion in a child are left uncorrected this is slanderous to the greater truth that marriage and family are to illustrate in the world. In fact, I often asked my eight-year-old son this question. “Son, if you cannot honor and obey your father and mother whom you can see and hear, for they are right here in front of you, how do you think you will learn to obey your spiritual Father and Mother?” (God and the Church) Therefore I conclude that to allow disobedience and dishonor of children to their parents is to promote the almost guaranteed open dishonoring and disobedience of that soul some years down the road toward both God and the Church.
So what we find in modern America is the humanistic thought pattern that has sprung forth from man’s wisdom (Versus obedience to God’s laws) which has created a society filled with unruly and disobedient children that do not honor their parents, or authority in general. This fact reflects that our generation is in itself rebellious toward Yehovah. It is that simple. It is no more complicated than that. Yes, we might boast that we are Christians, but Yeshua said that “a tree will be known by its fruits”. And in the end, the real values of a person are known by what that person does or allows.
The disobedience of children to their parents and the Church, and/or other rightful forms of authority misrepresents God and His purposes, and is in direct violation to Yehovah’s laws, and is hated by God. Therefore, parent, you cannot wink at your child’s rebellion, but it must be overcome by both the grace of God, and the disciplining of the child.
America: Turn from the wisdom of men back to the wisdom of the God that birthed you as a people. It has been that same wisdom that has brought you both honor and prosperity in the past. But know this, if you will not repent and turn from the way of men, then your sins will become your undoing.
An American Watchman,
Gregory A DeHart
Consider: Genesis 2:1-25, Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:1-3