Proverbs 28:24 The Companion of a Destroyer

Proverbs 28:24 (KJV)
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Exodus 20:12 (KJV)
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

It’s the first commandment with promise and, according to the Bible quite the significant one. 

The concept being taught here is that of taking parents for granted. That can be done in a number of ways:

  • Robbing them of attention
  • Robbing them of honor
  • Robbing them of valuables 
  • Robbing them of dignity 
  • Robbing them by assuming a loan from them does not have to be paid back

The family is the backbone of society. Without the family, neither governments nor churches (the three institutions created by God) can long prosper. To rob our parents is to teach our children to do the same, eventually teaching their children and children’s children, until the fabric of society is destroyed.

To rob our father and mother is to join with those who will eventually destroy our society.

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Proverbs 28:24 The Companion of a Destroyer

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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