What duty does God require
"Honor thy father and thy mother." Ex. 20:12.
How are parents
instructed to teach their children?
"And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart;
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk
of them when thou sit test in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and
when thou liest down, and when thou risest up." Deut. 6:6, 7.
How does God regard those
parents who enforce obedience?
"For I know him, that he will command his children and his household
after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that
the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken of him." Gen.
How should parents train
"Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not
depart from it." Prov. 22:6 (Eph. 6:4).
What encouragement have
parents to correct their children?
"Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he
shall give delight unto thy soul."
Prov. 29:17. (Prov. 22:15).
What will result if
correction is withheld?
"The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself
bringeth his mother to shame." Prov. 29:15.
By proper correction what
profit will come to the child?
"Withhold not correction from the child; for if thou beatest him with
the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt
deliver his soul from hell." Prov. 23:13, 14.
Is there danger of
delaying correction too long?
"Chasten thy son while there is hope, and
let not thy soul spare for his crying." Prov. 19:18.
Because a parent corrects
his child, is it evidence that he does not love him?
"He that spareth his rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him
chasteneth him betimes." Prov. 13:24.
In correcting the child,
what should the father guard against?
"Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be
discouraged." Col. 3:21.
What consideration should
the young ever show to the aged?
"Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the
old man, and fear thy God; I am the Lord." Lev. 19:32.
Is the Lord pleased with
children who obey their parents?
"Children, obey your parents in all things; for this is well
pleasing unto the Lord." Col. 3:20.
How long does the command
to honor parents bind sons and daughters?
"Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother
when she is old." Prov. 23:22.
What is to be one of the
prominent sins of the last days?
"For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy." 2