They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything. The women and children also rejoiced.
Renee Pittelli Honor thy father and thy mother: Certainly none of us wants to break one of the Ten Commandments. But the idea of rewarding abusers with honor seems completely irrational, and contradictory to just about everything else written in the Bible, where evildoers are never honored, but punished time and again.
Our abusive parents would have us think it means letting them get away with murder, but we have already refuted this in numerous other articles on our website. Do they want us to believe that we have to obey them unquestioningly, even though we are now adults, and even if what they want is evil?
I think we each need to define what "honoring" means to us and find a definition we are comfortable with. To some, it might mean limited contact, an occasional card, or a brief visit. To others, it might mean not calling the police and having your parents arrested for child abuse, molestation, stealing from you, using your social security number to take out credit cards and ruining your credit, stalking you, or any of the dozens of other prosecutable crimes committed against many of us.
And to still others, it might mean letting your abusers live their lives in peace and be who they are, while you live yours in peace on the other side of the country. Like my father-in-law used to say, "You stay in your backyard, and we'll stay in our backyard.
Honoring does not mean that you never confront, or set limits on someone's behavior. Honoring does not mean you have to give up all hope of ever being treated nicely, and sacrifice your own health and well-being for an abuser's sadistic enjoyment.
Even if you must divorce your parents and never see them again, it doesn't mean that you're dishonoring them. Given the unfortunate reality of their innate hatefulness, you can still choose to set limits on them or have no contact with them, because they are destructive people.
You can honor them by accepting them for who they are, not expecting change, and letting them live their own way in peace, but at the same time honor yourself and your own right to live in peace as well. Which means choosing NOT to be in their presence when they are abusing you.
Unfortunately, not all of us have had such people in our lives. It helps to remind ourselves that God does not do nonsensical, irrational, or contradictory things. We need to delve a little deeper into his Word and pray for a better understanding. Not everything in the Bible is written for a particular circumstance.
Much of what is written refers to general situations rather than specific situations.
For instance, although we are instructed to treat those who preach and teach with double honor 1 Timothy 5: Instead, he spoke the truth about them, took a stand against them, and openly disapproved of their hypocrisy and wickedness.
He warned the people about them, telling them to be on guard against their teachings and not to believe them. In Matthew 23, Jesus speaks to the crowd about honoring the Pharisees.
So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach…. Everything they do is done for men to see…. The greatest among you will be your servant. So we see that Jesus specifically instructs the people NOT to give any special honor to the Pharisees, because they are not deserving of it.
Another example of a general teaching is illustrated in Romans The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
Instead, they returned to their country by another route Matthew 2:These Bible verses about evil will help you determine the difference between an evil heart and an ordinary sinful heart. 20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground.
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