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August 25, 2019 8:00 am
Welcome to worship in the word with pastor Rob we're about halfway through past Robert series called relationship where he's breaking down the 10 Commandments and how there actually principles that enhance our relationship with God and others think you so much for joining. I'm your host Patrick and I'm here with my cohost Jeanette hello everybody what today's message is about the fifth commandment, which says to honor our parent.
I find it interesting that this principle of honor is next to Commandments like don't steal, lie or murder.
It actually seems like at first glance it doesn't fit within the 10 Commandments, you know, I know what you mean and that's why this message is so great because Pastor Robert explains this commandment isn't just about honoring parents.
It's about pondering authority, which, as we get older becomes more and more important to living successful fruit bearing lives and I didn't even realize how important this commandment was until I heard this message. This principle is so crucial, so let's dive into this message is pastor Robert reviews three things that honor produces in our lives are to continue our series on relationship through God's talk to your list and we covered the first four commandments were going down the 10 Commandments and were trying to look at the principal behind the commandment. What's the principle of relationship behind the commandment so this week Rome, the fifth commandment and I'm calling just the principle of honor. But God wants to bring us to a place where we honor where we have this principle. What I want to think about this why would God put honoring your parents in the talk to him if you only have 10 things that you can tell someone. Why would honoring your parents make the talk him and since God knew that mankind would fall and that we would grow up in a fallen world, and some people would have really bad parents is to be honest about it just you didn't but other people they why would God put this in the talk to him.
What's he trying to do.
I think he's trying to putting us the principle of honor as a young person because the consequences for this honoring authority get more and more severe.
The older you get, so God is doing something for our good.
I think that it's foundational and it's imperative to live a happy, fulfilled life. To understand the principle of honor. So I have three things I want to share with you. That honor produces and hears number one honor produces faith.
Now that this may shock you might not see the connection until I get into at some but I want to show you honor produces faith if you will have greater faith in your life to believe God honor will produce that. But here's the commandment, the fifth commandment in next chapter 20 verse 12 honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land of this.
This is an important part that we really miss upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you. So you say honor your father and your mother so that your days may be long in the land that I give you the promised land. Think about that. They're coming out of bondage but going in the promised land, but I don't know if you ever thought about this. The majority of people that came out of Egypt did not enter the promised land. They were in the wilderness 40 years, and only those 20 years. Everyone 20 years old and up died in the wilderness other than Joshua and Caleb. So he says honor your mother and your father get this this principle of honor in your life so your days may be long and yet, these people didn't even get there you will know why because they didn't honor the word of the Lord say he was trying to get them to understand your parents represent me, but if you want honor them. You honor me and these people did not enter the promised land until the honor produces faith.
They didn't honor the bacon into the promised land because of unbelief but the Scripture Hebrews 39.
So we see they cannot generate in because of unbelief. So I want to show you again how honor produces faith and how unbelief is a result of not honoring right so Mark chapter 6, verse one. Then he that Jesus went out from there and came to his own country very important to his own country where he grew up and his disciples followed him. And when the Sabbath economy begin to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him were astonished at his astonishment is not really in a good way saying where did this man get these things, what wisdom is this which is given me under such mighty works are performed by hand.
I watch this. Isn't this just a carpenter that you just got just a carpenter SunAmerica brother James, Joseph, Judas and Simon are not his sisters here with us, so they were offended at a but Jesus said to them, at this very famous saying, but we sing only know the first part of the second part is really important.
A prophet is not without honor. Mother was a prophet does have honor except in his own country.
Watch among his own relatives and in his own house.
Now he that's Jesus could do no mighty work there could not be a mighty work except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and building watch and marveled because of their unbelief.
Okay what caused unbelief.
This honor, they didn't honor him so they had unbelief, so that means honor produces faith. I've never heard this in with my family. Now parents honoring parents never heard this familiarity breeds what right, discontentment, contempt, familiarity breeds contempt. Familiarity comes from the word family familiar.
Familiar family seat, because we know when we've heard him burp. We know these people really well. We seem to get my wishing to get angry, we shouldn't get upset.
We heard him say things I shouldn't say familiarity. That's what they said was Jesus. We know this guy. They said listen, people don't honor people that they should honor if they're in their own family is very important to understanding this up. Remember the Roman centurion came and said, Lord, please heal my servant Jesus come to your house until your servant singly, house wellness when he said because I too am a man under authority.
So you just need to say the word Jesus said, I haven't felt faith this great evening Israel. This is a Roman.
Why did he understand faith so much. Listen as he understood authority. What's the principle of honor to honor those in authority. I'm telling you the reason that we are probably the most faithless generation since the book of acts is because we are very dishonoring generation. Why would God put this in the top 10th because he is trying to help us understand honor your mother and your father so you can honor authority so you can affect your listening to worship and the word with pastor Rev. Pastor Robert is sharing a message about the fifth commandment similar to the principle of rest.
This principle of honor produces good things. This message was so eye-opening for me, especially the correlation between dishonor and unbelief.
That story might fix so many times never made that connection before and what Pastor Robert said right after that about the story with the Roman securing was.
He said to the Roman centurion understood faith because he understood authority. This is something really.
I need to remember me to next time I'm struggling in my fate. I'll definitely let honoring those even if they don't deserve great and I think something we can all take away from this message I would love to see our generation begin to rise up and honor. You know what kind of miracles and amazing things would happen if more of us understood, and upon this principle that honor can only imagine what you and it's exciting to think about what Pastor Robert has two more points for this principle.
Let's get packing so produces faith is number two honor produces blessings honor produces blessings that here's the New Testament years. This is a commandment that's also in the New Testament Ephesians 6 verse one children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise that it may be well with you. I remember the phrase that it might be well with you because now he's quoting from Deuteronomy 5. The commandments are Nexus 20 Deuteronomy 5 and that you may live long on the earth. Children are told to do two things obey and honor obey your parents honor your mother and father.
Okay, what's the difference what's real simple of the differences you obey. When you're in their home but when you grow up you had your own home. You honor that's the difference. I used to tell my children growing up long as I'm paying the bills. You're doing what I say.
If you want to be on your own habit when you're in this house, you're going to obey what you're hoping this is that they begin to honor you so that you can give a more freedom and the right you have a teenager and the teenager gets more freedom if the teenager understands the principle of honor, but in the teenager doesn't understand the principle of honor of the teenagers not maturing to keep the person obey the following, but we have some 40-year-olds that still haven't learned the principle of honor go from one job to another is no buy zone. Tell me what to do by zombie my boss think about this, he says honor your mother and father listen, we all say what's the promise its first round with the promise in this. But what's the promise. Everyone says that you may live long notice on the front. Just the promise. The promise is that things may go well with you and that you may live long on me to be sarcastic but who wants to live longer. Things are going well, that may go well with you.
You can imagine as a pastor.
How many times I've seen children from the same family say parents.
One of them things go well for him will follow me. I'm mad, but now actually if you listen to me I could change your life. I watch children from the same family grown children one.
Things just go well for me other things just don't go well for and I had the same parents made the same mistakes but one of them speaks and thinks and acts for his parents with honor, even though they're just humans and one of them does extremely important for us understand this. There's a promise now will show you a passage from the old testament is talking about a generation that doesn't honor its mother and father could be any generation, talk about no younger generation pass generation future generation and generation does not honor his mother and father.
It begins with not honoring mother and father.
It is without not honoring mother and father and in the middle. There are two verses that even commentators don't know why they put them whether there I know why because it happens to people who don't honor mother and father. So what does these two verses don't seem to fit, but they fit perfectly. Proverbs 30 versus verse 11 there is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own knives, but gave him now but our society we live in now. Yet it is not lost from its filthiness. There is a generation O how lofty are their eyes and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation whose teeth are like swords about how sharp our words are today. These things are like knives to devour the poor from off the earth and the needy from among them. I watch these of these verses don't seem to fit the leech. The leech has two daughters, DF, and give the Lord's gift to me. Give more to make gift to me gift to make. There are three things are never satisfied for never saying up the grave the baron when the ark is not as fast satisfy the water in the fire that never says enough in the water. 17. Output wrap this up the side that mocks his father and scorns obedience to his mother.
The ravens of the valley shall pick it out in the young Eagles will need starts with not honoring mother father info not honor mother, father, and right in the middle it says let me take some else about this generation. Listen there generation of entitlement. They say give and give and there like leeches that sucked on the blood out of other people and they can never have enough because they didn't grow up with the principle of honor telling you the consequences of not honoring people mother and father authorities everyone you know I went through their octagon for so many list of this message you're supposed honor. A lot of people is a good one on one another. Everybody honor your wife. It says to the husband's honor, honor your husband says to the lives honor.
You know the very first thing Hitler did when he wanted to change a nation to be the most evil nation, probably several live they went after the kids you know what he taught them to do if their parents disagreed with Natsios and he taught the children to turn the parents and said another way, he taught them to dishonor their mother and their father go after that next generation and cause them to violate the fifth if you're just tuning in your listening to worship and the word with pastor if you miss the start of this relationship series feature to check it firstname.lastname@example.org for call 833933 word to get a copy to that story about Hitler manipulating his nation toward getting children to dishonor their appearance is so heavy I never really thought about the relics children disobedience played green yet you not like Pastor Robert has some really tough things to say in this national, but there really good for us to know there so many people out there who somehow feel as though they don't need to listen to bosses parents are anyone else for that matter, like in the name that is independent. People actually shooting themselves in the fact that independence doesn't mean not honoring exactly knowing God is so clear on the consequences of dishonor and the promises of honoring yet.
It's truly disheartening how rampant dishonor his and her quotient and I lab Pastor Robert said about how even Jesus finding his pain. He was the only perfect person in her pants were only human and I'm certainly made many mistakes. I'm sitting the decisions he didn't agree with honor absolutely well. Pastor Robert has more to share with us. So let's get back so honor produces faith produces blessings. Here's the third thing to produces Destin honor produces Destin when we go back and read it in Deuteronomy 5 so I read I read this commandment in in the Old Testament axis XX and in the New Testament amount, shortly in Deuteronomy 5 verse 16.
Honor your father and your mother is the Lord your God has commanded you that your days may be long, that it may be well with you to watch in the land which the Lord your God is giving so he is referring to the promised land for them to tell you something, God has a promise land for you. God has a calling and a destiny on your life that you things will not go well with you.
If you don't honor your mother and your father. Honor your mother and your father that things may go well with you and you may live long in the destiny in the calling that God has on your life. That's what this is for God has a destiny has a promise land for about the promised land.
By the way, is not heaven. Some people said that the promised land is having no promised land is not heaven. Because the promised land still had enemies that heaven doesn't have any enemies. The promised land is the overcoming Christian life on this earth. When you defeat your enemy and you live in the blessings of God on this earth is the promised land, so it's all through Scripture.
This a long passage but Obama read so I can explain to you and will wrap up Matthew 15 verse one says that the scribes and Pharisees, who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus saying why do your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders, for they do not wash their hands when they eat that shocking to me the fishermen that didn't wash their hands be answered said listen up tactful Jesus. This why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition, for God commanded that saying honor your father and your mother, and he who curses father or mother, let him be put to death. I read you both both the Scriptures Exodus 20 LEXIS 41 but you say whatever whoever says to his father, mother, whatever profit you might've received for me is a gift to God and other then you need not honor his father, mother, in other words, instead of me helping you in your old age… Is set aside as a gift.they didn't give it to God so they can honor their parents in their old age. But you made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.
Hypocrites welded Isaiah prophesied about you send these people draw near to me with their mouth they honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from saw me take some things not honor honor is not what you say is what you do is what you do in your heart. He said these people say with their lips, they only seek and you can mouth the words of John your parents how do you really think about the really honor the honoring your parents now. What if you had bad parents.
Let's talk about some people grew up with him. He then parents completely. Even some people grew up with Christian our church parents who were very bad as matter fact I think I see more abusive situations that are difficult to get fueled from church situations and even situations because it's tough when your parents are quoting the Bible to figure and acting differently. So how do you honor dishonorable people. Well, it's real simple you choose to, you choose to understand that you were raised by humans and you don't know how they were raised that you don't know what they went through and they also don't have the truth. Most of them don't have the truth that you have now they didn't know anything about the Holy Spirit. Many of them him and if they did, it was a legalistic version which is not the Holy Spirit. They don't knowingly let inner healing or deliverance for the baptism in the spirit. I don't know anything about really getting in the word. The churches were formed in tradition and ritual was a cultural thing instead of a spiritual experience. I have great parents but they were perfect, but you never hardly dishonor never going to because as a principal and things have gone well for me in the land dots called me to be a and I believe it's because of this principle. It's time we stop thinking that God's commandments are old-fashioned and started thinking that they are well fashioned farewell fashioned there's a reason.
So what either of you dishonorable parents listen you forgive them because if you don't forgive them. You're the one that's going to bring evil on yourself. You're the ones can suffer forgive the understand there humans there humans. You don't have to honor directions.
You just left in your heart cell. Forgive sometimes people ask this question. Why did God put me in this home will what we need to understand as many times God doesn't put us in the situation, but thanks for that situation and because of us growing up in that situation you may build a minister to people that no one else diminished their principles, but even if you don't understand if you say you know what this is God's word and I'm going to obey this commandment, by this principle bears fruit on the other side there is a promised land out there for us and it is the overcoming Christian life on this earth and how we get there.
It's three honor well. I love what Pastor Robert said how honor is not what you say it's about what you do in your heart such a good reminder honor is not lipservice to heart thing it is that really made me think and I mumbling under my breath as I obey and honor those in authority or may truly doing it out of my heart for God and a desire to obey his weight. We encourage you to take a moment to think about what Pastor Robert share today and really listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you. We are about halfway through this relationship series copy of this message for any of the previous messages Pastor Robert.com or call 833933 where you can get a complete 10 proceedings. South Shea was a friend to be sure to visit Pastor Robert.com or call 833933 where you can also follow Pastor Robert next time.
Pastor Robert will be sharing about six commandment and how it's God's principal. Thank you so much for listening and we pray you have a blessed