“Brining Honor Back to the Home”
1 Peter 2:17, NKJV
How To Bring Honor Back to Our Homes
- When we don’t have Honor we have Dishonor—When we have Dishonor we have Disorder
- When children honor their parents they are honoring God. Ephesians 6:1-3, NKJV; Colossians 3:20, NKJV
- When children honor God—God honors them with a good and long life.
- When parents honor their children –we are honoring God. Ephesians 6:4, NKJV
- We as parents provoke our children by:
- Correcting in anger. James 1:19-20, NKJV
- Telling them you’re going to do something and don’t do it. Matthew 5:37, NKJV
- Not correcting them the right way and the right time.
- Always correct in private when possible—if we do it right in private we will not have much problem in public.
- Always discipline with relationship in mind—not your reputation in mind.
- The trend in our culture is to make our children experience-rich and relationship-poor.
- We often over-react because we are under involved!
- Insights about restriction:
- Restriction alone does not work –Restriction without relationship = Rebellion.
- Restriction has to relate to the problem.
- By putting our wants, needs, and desires before them—that’s called selfishness.
Right Relationships = Right Influence
- When it matters most, the quality of our relationship with our children will determine the weight of our influence.
- In the early years a parent’s influence is based on size and position.
- Our children need our influence the most when they make the decisions that matter the most.
- When we honor God by honoring our children, our children grow up honoring us. Proverbs 31:25, NKJV; Proverbs 31;28, NKJV
- Train our children to honor and respect their parents and those older than them—If we teach them that it will return to us. Proverbs 22:6, NKJV
- Parents cannot allow one to corrupt the rest of the family. Prov. 13:24, CEV; Prov. 19:18, NLT; Prov. 22:15, NIV; Prov. 23:13-14, NLT; Prov. 29:15, NLT; Exodus 21:15, NLT; Exodus 21:17, NLT; Lev. 20:9, CEV; Deut. 21:18-21, NLT
- When mates honor each other we are honoring God. Ephesians 5:28, NKJV
- When we honor those in authority over us we are honoring God. 1 Timothy 5:17, NKJV; Hebrews 13:17, NKJV; Romans 13:1-4, NKJV
- When we honor those under us—kids, employees, church family members –we honor God.
- When we honor God with our finances (tithe), time, & talent God honors us.
- When we honor God in one area God honors us—when we don’t honor God in some area God does not honor us.
- Being honored by God we are blessed, protected, and provided for—example Jesus honored his parents—Jesus increased in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and men. Luke 2:41-52, NKJV; Matthew 10:1, NKJV; Matthew 14:16-21, NKJV; Matthew 19:28, NKJV; Matthew 9:20-22, NKJV; Mark 5:42, NKJV; Luke 2:41-52, NKJV