Monday, July 02, 2007

One of the Greatest Faults of Our Young People

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Ephesians 6:1-3
Children obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and thy mother(which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Being a youth pastor for several years this is one of the greatest downfall our young people have in our churches. They are Bible Students, Prayer Warrior, and even Soul-winners but if they miss these verses they have missed it. One of the things that bothers me is how are young people treat their parents. I have seen several young people who seem on fire for the Lord yet they treated their parents like dirt. We are told in this passage that it is right to obey your parents in the Lord. You parents do make mistakes but unless they are leading you into sin you are to obey them. Lets look at a couple of things and I beg you if you have trouble in these area's please get them right so God can use you to your fullest potential. I will say this at the end again, but YOU CAN NOT BE RIGHT WITH GOD if your relationship with parents is wrong.
I. Disrespect your parents.
I see this all the time, children, teenagers or young adults that show no respect to their parents. How do they do this. One is by backtalking their parents. Young person is never right for you to backtalk your parents this shows disrepect. Another way is by yelling at your parents this is also not right, just to throw something is is never right to yell at anyone. This shows are lack of self control. I know that the Lord helps me in this area in my own life. It is never right to get the last word as a young person either. I am tired of seeing young people showing no respect to their parents. I don't care how old we get we are not to show disrespect toward are parents we are always to honor them according to the scripture no matter if we are in the home or not in the home.
II. Disobey their parents. Oh how many times have I seen this as a youth leader in the last 8 years. Delayed obedience is disobedience. How do are young people show their disobedience let me give a couple of ways and then close.
Is by their Actions. They have been taught right from the Bible and then go against what their parents teach them. By changing their standards of living once they get away from Mom and Dad. Yes this is obedience mostly to God, but is disobedience to parents.
Is by their Attitudes. One of the things I have seen is young people do what they were told either after they showed their attitude, or while doing it showing an attitude. Most young do what their parents want but their heart has an attitude.
To Close the reason I share this with you young people or for those that may be adults that read this is because one I love you, secondly is I want to see you do great and mighty things in this generation until Jesus comes. Please examine you heart toward you parents, and remember you can not be right with God if you are not right with your parents.

6 comments:

Julie's Jewels said...

I read this on your Xanga this morning. Awesome post Bro. Tim!! This is definitely one of the most growing problems in homes today. There was a day and time when to backtalk or disrespect your parents was not tolerated. These days we see it more tolerated than ever before. How sad!! I pray you get many young people coming by to read your blogs and getting convicted in this area of their lives.

Anonymous said...

Bro.Tim that was a good post..

Bro Tim said...

Mrs Julie thank you for your feedback on this post. I really believe this is a big problem in our churches.

Bro Tim

Bro Tim said...

Anonymous,
Thank You for reading and stopping by. Please come back.
Bro Tim

Cindy said...

Great post! I am amazed at what some children get away with these days. Then people wonder what is happening to our world today . . . look around at how kids are being raised and the answers will be found.

Katy-Anne said...

It is bad that teens backtalk their parents and yell and things like that. One thing I wish parents would realize though, is that when your son gets married, HE IS NO LONGER UNDER YOUR AUTHORITY!!! My mother in law likes to try to still tell my husband what to do and says it's disrespectful if he doesn't. Like with our home birth, she thinks home birthing is bad, and that my husband should force me to go to the hospital because it's what SHE wants. She had six kids the way she wanted to do it, now leave us alone and let us do it the way God has shown us is right.

Sorry pet peeve. Good article though lol.

Katy-Anne