7/1/20 在我們家中的”大流行”

A “Pandemic” in Our Home

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching,for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.

箴言 1:敬畏耶和華是知識的開端;愚妄人藐視智慧和訓誨。我兒啊,要聽你父親的訓誨,不可離棄你母親的教誨;因為這要作你頭上恩惠的華冠,作你頸上的項鏈。

The Bible warns us that one of the signs of the last days is disobedience to parents. (2 Timothy 3:2). We are truly seeing this “pandemic” of disobedience to parents in our times especially as we “shelter at home” during COVID-19. Unfortunately, even the church is influenced by the world and regards it as “normal” for youth to be disobedient to their parents because it is so common. Proverbs is written especially “to the youth” (1:4) and it emphasizes to “hear … your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.” The world tells parents to be their children’s friends and to allow them to do whatever they like: ” ‘Let kids decide’ has become a mantra of good parenting.” (The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, MD, Phd, 2016) But God’s Word commands parents to discipline their children, to “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord“ (Ephesians 6:4) not simply according to parents’ own will. It is time for both parents and children to have “the fear of the Lord” because it is “the beginning of knowledge.” (1:7)

聖經警告我們,末日的警訊之一就是”違背父母“。 (提摩太後書3:2)。 在我們這個時代,我們確實看到了這種”違背父母“的“大流行”,特別是因COVID-19我們“在家避疫”期間。 不幸的是,即使教會也受到世界的影響,並認為少年人不服從父母是”正常的”,因為它是如此普遍。 箴言是特別寫給“少年人”(1:4),它強調要“聽你父親的訓誨,不可離棄你母親的教誨”。 世界告訴父母要成為孩子的朋友,並讓他們做凡自己喜歡的事,“讓孩子們決定”已成為良好育兒的口頭禪。 (The Collapse of Parenting, Leonard Sax, MD, Phd, 2016) 但是上帝的話語命令父母要管教他們的孩子,“但要照着主的教導和勸戒養育他們” 而不是父母自己的喜好。 (以弗所書6:4)該是父母和孩子都“敬畏耶和華”的時候了,因為這是“知識的開端”。 (1:7)

2 thoughts on “7/1/20 在我們家中的”大流行”

  1. 鄭牧師,主內平安!

    1)本人非常同意你的覌點;謝謝!
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    請問:當如何轉發過去?

    林牧師

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