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Appreciating Your Parents and Family (YBW Focus #52)

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Daniel Whyte III

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I believe, in this day and time, especially in light of the fact that things are getting worse around us, that families ought to stay together, pull together, and encourage each other, no matter what the situation. But I see in some young black women a lack of appreciation for their family. Some are unwilling to place themselves under the rule and leadership of their parents. Parents do have the authority, from God, to question you about anything they wish. Accountability will help keep you on track and will, in a way, force you to live right. However, many young black women do not want to be accountable to anyone including their parents. Below are some of the reasons why:

1. Many young black women think they know it all. 

2. Some young women want to continue in the sin that they are involved in. 

3. Familiarity breeds contempt.

 

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.”

“Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.” —Colossians 3:18

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” —Exodus 20:12

I don’t know about you, but I want to live a long and blessed life. Sisters, if you want to live a long and blessed life also, may I encourage you to realize the blessings of being submissive to and responsible to your parents. Do your part by being obedient and God has riches i

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