People in positions of responsibility and power—especially those placed by God, like human parents—should receive the honor due them.
Recently, the University of Virginia's Institute on Advanced Culture identified four current parenting styles, with mixed results.
Dishonoring one's parents is a serious abomination, considered a capital offense by God. Fathers must be worthy of honor, teaching their children to honor God.
The Bible has a great deal to say about honor and whom we should honor. Here are some difficult but necessary lesson in honor.
Richard Ritenbaugh asserts that the fundamental purpose of parenting is shaping, molding, and creating godly character in the child. The methods we use in parenting must dovetail with God's will and word. Within the Ten Commandments, God places parental authority immediately after those regulating our relationship with Him. Long …
Richard Ritenbaugh asserts that psychology is the straw that broke the camel's back of our culture more so than any other movement. Modern psychology has advanced a moral relativism that does not believe in God, let alone recognize authority. God has tender compassion for us as a Father. He is not afraid to use His authority to …
Father's Day may have originated when the Roman Catholic Church set aside March 19 to honor fatherhood.
Agape love will not occur unless we first learn to honor, esteem, and cherish God and the preciousness of Christ's sacrifice for us.
When the fifth commandment is neglected, respect for leadership and authority erodes, lowering quality of life, and ultimately, length of life too.
American society is cursed because the family, its most important component, is dysfunctional. It is impossible to raise families without God.
What is the connection between keeping the fifth commandment—honoring parents—and enjoying a long, fulfilling, productive life on earth?
While God expects parents to cultivate sound-mindedness, balance, and self-control in our children, Satan has been shaping young minds his own way.
The fifth commandment stands at the head of the second tablet of the Decalogue, which governs our human relationships. It is critical for family and society.
The fifth commandment begins the section of six commands regarding our relationships with other people. Children should learn proper respect in the family.
Most families in God's church have a functional father, but even so, extremes of leniency and overbearing strictness do not make an ideal father.
The fifth commandment provides a bridge, connecting our relationships with God and the relationships with our fellow human beings.
Twisted childrearing practices will be a major contributory factor in the launching of the global beast power. Our relationship with God enables a quality eternal life; parents must have this quality relationship in order to transfer this quality of life (a sane, sound, balanced, temperate mind) to their offspring, protecting …
The fifth commandment teaches our responsibility to give high regard, respect, and esteem to parents and other authority figures, leading to a prosperous life.
Bible study provides a personal means of attaining the mind of God, growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Those trained in the home to dishonor parents will resist authority on every front, whether civic authorities, supervisors on the job, or teachers in school.
God ordained marriage and the family for the physical and spiritual growth and nurturing of children. God's goal is a Family composed of mature spirit beings.
Honor of parents is the basis for good government. The family provides the venue for someone to learn to make sacrifices and be part of a community.
Young people in the church must realize that they are not invincible. Not only is God's law no respecter of persons, but also sanctification can be lost.
The fifth commandment bridges the two sections of love toward God and love toward man. We begin learning righteous conduct at home, with our parents.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the increasing delay of adult responsibilities and behavior in our society, suggests that while puberty seems to have become triggered earlier, in far too many cases, self-centered dependency has been protracted into the early 30's. The youth of the church (adults too!) need to develop …
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting that the term leadership appears nowhere in the King James Version of the Scripture, even though numerous examples of good and bad leadership abound, points out that the state of civic leadership in America is at a disastrous all-time, low from the President, Supreme Court Justices, and Congress, all …
We must not leave child rearing to chance, but ought to bend the tender twigs entrusted to us toward God's purpose, training our children in righteousness.
John Ritenbaugh reflects on two recent news items in which individuals foolishly initiated altercations with police and lost their lives in the process. As a matter of common sense, it seems the height of idiocy to challenge constituted authority. Solomon reminds us in Ecclesiastes 8:17 that we are not privy to God's operations …
God is the only perfect example of fatherhood. We need to emulate His virtues, among them being the perfect example of what we want our children to be.
Ted Bowling, anticipating the approach of another Father's Day, posits that Jonadab, a Kenite who demonstrated his zeal toward God by assisting King Jehu in ridding Israel of Baal worshippers, is one of the finest examples of fatherhood in the Bible.In Jeremiah,we learn that God blessed his descendants, the Rechabites, who, by …