Bible Summary. God holds the parent-child relationship as special. God tells us in the ten commandments to obey and have respect for our parents. The Bible tells parents that they should respect their children and not provoke them. The parent-child relationship is one of truth and honor. The same relationship that God desires of us as God's children is the same relationship that we should have with our children. Parents should be the source of wisdom and every good thing for their children. See below for Biblical advice and commentary on respecting parents and respecting children. Key Bible verses: Ephesians 6:1, Ephesians 6:2, Colossians 3:21, and Psalms 84:11.
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Respect For Parents.
God holds the parent-child relationship as special. In the Bible our relationship with God is continually compared with a parent-child relationship. God tells us in the ten commandments to obey and have respect for parents.
See Scripture Commentary: Ephesians 6:1 advices us to obey our parents in the Lord.
Respect For Children.
God expects all us to have respect for children. Parents are here to encourage children, and not provoke them. We are to respect children just as God expects us to respect all of mankind.
See Scripture Commentary: Colossians 3:21 advises us to encourage children.
A Parent-Child Relationship Includes Truth and Honor.
A Christian parent must always get God's truth across to his children and he will not be disappointed. For children, God tells us in His Word that they must honor their parents which will assure them that they will have a long life.
See Scripture Commentary: Ephesians 6:2 advises us to honor our mother and father.
The Benefits When You Have Respect For Parents, Children, and God.
There are many benefits to having mutual respect for parent, respect for children, and respect for God. Parents should their respect children and provide wisdom and good things to their children. Children that obey their parents benefit from their parent's wisdom and the good things that their parents provide them.
See Scripture Commentary: Psalm 84:11 advises us how God acts as a parent toward us.