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.
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.
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 …
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.
Ecclesiastes 7 contains a paradox: wickedness appears to be rewarded and righteousness seems to bring trouble. We must be careful in how we respond to this.
The circumstances surrounding Nebuchadnezzar's dream set the stage for God's revelation of His power, plan, and prophetic intentions (through His servants).