When do we despise and anger our parents?

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We despise and anger our parents and the governing authorities, when we do not give them the honor that God wants us to give them, but are disobedient, talk to them in a disrespectful manner or cause them grief in some other way. In this way we arouse them to rightful anger and force them to punish us.

Deut. 27: 16: Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say: Amen.

Rom. 13:3,4: For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same. For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid, for he beareth not the sword in vain. For he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Assignment: Read Gen. 37:32-35: The evil deeds of Jacob’s sons caused their father grief.