“You shall rise before the grey haired and honour the presence of an old man, and fear your God; I am the Lord.” Leviticus 19:32
Today’s child-centered parenting all too often fails to teach children respect. Seldom do we see: Respect for God, His Word and His Worship; Respect for people made in the image of God; Respect for other people’s property; Respect for God’s Creation. Ultimately lack of respect comes from lack of love for God and for our neighbour.
Today in so many ways we see cruel disrespect for elderly parents who are frequently abandoned in old age homes and neglected. One of my first ministries was preaching in Old Age Homes. Many complained to me how they “never” had visits from their children.
“Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.” Proverbs 23:22