Daily Bible Reading “Honor Your Parents” (Proverbs 20:20-30)

Honor Your Parents

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 20:20-30. This Scripture warns us that those who curse their parents are in danger of having their light put out into total darkness.

The Bible goes as far as to say we should honor our mother and father in Exodus 20:12, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” In fact this is one of the Ten Commandments that has a reward of a long life for those who honor their parents.

The Scripture tells us that an inheritance which is obtained too early in the end will not be blessed.

We are reminded not to say, “I will get even for wrong doing.” But instead of taking things into our own hands we are to wait for the LORD to handle the situation.

We are also told that double standards are detestable to the LORD; and a dishonest weight is not pleasing to the LORD.

Since the LORD directs our steps; why do we try to figure out our own way? Is it that we want to do our own thing? Or, is it that we think we know what is best for us?

It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy and later vows to consider it.

A wise king scatters the wicked like wheat in the field, and then runs over them with a wheel.

The spirit of man is pierced by the light of the LORD. He searches our inner parts to determine our motives.

Mercy and truth save the king: and his throne is secured by mercy.

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray hair they’ve received from years of life and experience.

Physical punishment cleanses away evil doing and purifies the heart of evil devices.


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 20:20-30

20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.


Things to think about:

  • What does the Scripture say about those who curse their parents?
  • What is the spirit of man compared to in this Scripture?
  • How does this Scripture compare young men and old men?


Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for this Scripture from the book of Proverbs. Help us to hide the truths of Your Word in our hearts so we can learn from them. Give us strength and wisdom to make the right decisions in our life. Help us to stay away from evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.


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