“A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name

Genesis 28:7 tells of Jacob’s obedience to his father and mother. While Esau’s lifestyle brought grief to his parents, Jacob’s obedience comforted them. God commands, “Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the earth which the Lord thy God giveth thee”, (Exodus 20:12). Yes, long life, prosperity and peace are the portion of youths who obey and honour their spiritual and biological parents. Jacob prospered and his children possessed the Promised Land which flows with milk and honey. Do you obey your parents and elders? Obedience is the key to prosperity, peace and promotion. The joy of your parents abound when you walk in the way of holiness. Their prayer for your progress and prominence will come to pass. Covet your dad’s and mum’s prayer by good works. God is our overall father. Obey his word and His eternal blessings shall be yours.

Challenge: The prayers of your parents can make or mar your future.
Prayer: Make me an obedient youth, O Lord.
Quote: Obedience is the key to prosperity
Further Reading: 1 Kings 2:1 – 4.
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