An 80 year old man was sitting on the sofa in his house along with his 45 years old highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window.
The Father asked his Son, �What is this?�
The Son replied �It is a crow�.
After a few minutes, the Father asked his Son the 2nd time, �What is this?�
The Son said �Father, I have just now told you �It�s a crow�.
After a little while, the old Father again asked his Son the 3rd time,
What is this? �
At this time some ex-pression of irritation was felt in the Son �s tone when he said to his Father with a rebuff. �It�s a crow, a crow�.
A little after, the Father again asked his Son t he 4th time, �What is this?�
This time the Son shouted at his Father, �Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again, although I have told you so many times �IT IS A CROW�. Are you not able to understand this?�
A little later the Father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his Son was born. On opening a page, he asked his Son to read that page. When the son read it, the following words were written in the diary :-
� Today my little son aged three was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow was sitting on the window. My Son asked me 23 times what it was, and I replied to him all 23 times that it was a Crow. I hugged him lovingly each time h e asked me the same question again and again for 23 times. I did not at all feel irritated I rather felt affection for my innocent child�.
While the little child asked him 23 times �What is this�, the Father had felt no irritation in replying to the same question all 23 times and when today the Father asked his Son the same question just 4 times, the Son felt irritated and annoyed.
If your parents attain old age, do not repulse them or look at them as a burden, but speak to them a gracious word, be cool, obedient, humble and kind to them. Be considerate to your parents.From today say this aloud, �I want to see my parents happy forever. They have cared for me ever since I was a little child. They have always showered their selfless love on me.
They crossed all mountains and valleys without seeing the storm and heat to make me a person presentable in the society today �.
Say a prayer to God, �I will serve my old parents in the BEST way. I will say all good and kind words to my dear parents, no matter how they behave.
BIBLE VERSES IN HONORING OUR PARENTS
Colossians 3:20 ESV / 106 helpful votesChildren, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Proverbs 20:20 ESV / 92 helpful votesIf one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
Exodus 20:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Proverbs 23:22 ESV / 73 helpful votesListen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Ephesians 6:1-3 ESV / 70 helpful votesChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 39 helpful votesBut if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Ephesians 6:1 ESV / 35 helpful votesChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.
Ephesians 6:1-24 ESV / 33 helpful votesChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...
Leviticus 20:9 ESV / 33 helpful votesFor anyone who curses his father or his mother shall surely be put to death; he has cursed his father or his mother; his blood is upon him.
Ephesians 6:2-3 ESV / 31 helpful votes“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”
Proverbs 30:17 ESV / 29 helpful votesThe eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.
1 Peter 5:5-6 ESV / 26 helpful votesLikewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,
Deuteronomy 21:18-21 ESV / 25 helpful votes“If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives, and they shall say to the elders of his city, ‘This our son is stubborn and rebellious; he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton and a drunkard.’ Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
1 Timothy 5:1 ESV / 21 helpful votesDo not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,
Ephesians 6:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise),
Psalm 22:9 ESV / 19 helpful votesYet you are he who took me from the womb; you made me trust you at my mother's breasts.
Leviticus 19:32 ESV / 18 helpful votes“You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.
Genesis 2:24 ESV / 18 helpful votesTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 14 helpful votesTherefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 14 helpful votes“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...
Romans 13:1 ESV / 12 helpful votesLet every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
Psalm 127:1-5 ESV / 12 helpful votesA Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Ephesians 6:1-14 ESV / 10 helpful votesChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, ...
Ephesians 6:1-4 ESV / 10 helpful votesChildren, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 10 helpful votesIf I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...
1 Samuel 2:30 ESV / 10 helpful votesTherefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,’ but now the Lord declares: ‘Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
Exodus 20:11-14 ESV / 10 helpful votesFor in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. “You shall not murder. “You shall not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:1-26 ESV / 10 helpful votesAnd God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, ...
John 5:23 ESV / 9 helpful votesThat all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.
Genesis 3:1-24 ESV / 9 helpful votesNow the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ...
Romans 8:28 ESV / 8 helpful votesAnd we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
John 12:26 ESV / 8 helpful votesIf anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
1 Samuel 19:1-2 ESV / 8 helpful votesAnd Saul spoke to Jonathan his son and to all his servants, that they should kill David. But Jonathan, Saul's son, delighted much in David. And Jonathan told David, “Saul my father seeks to kill you. Therefore be on your guard in the morning. Stay in a secret place and hide yourself.
Deuteronomy 30:15-16 ESV / 8 helpful votes“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
Numbers 30:2 ESV / 8 helpful votesIf a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Luke 1:36 ESV / 5 helpful votesAnd behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
1 Timothy 1:17 ESV / 4 helpful votesTo the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
GOD BLESS TO ALL ,,