What kind of a sin is the despising of one’s parents?

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Despising one’s parents is a very serious sin which brings on God’s severe punishment.

Prov. 30:17: The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Rom. 13:2: Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist shall receive to themsleves damnation.

Assignment: Read 1 Sam. 4:11: The death of Eli’s sons, 2 Sam.15: Absalom’s rebellion and death, and 2 Kings 2:23,24: The punishment of the youths of Bethel, who ridiculed Elisha.