Sunday, April 13, 2008

Daily Success (the Bill Gothard way)
As I've said before, I subscribed to Bill Gothard's Daily Success emails so you don't have to. Every once in a while a gem comes along that I feel is worth sharing. Like Command 26: Honor Your Parents. Included in the ten suggestions for honoring one's parents is this:

Thank them with gifts of appreciation. In this passage, the Greek word translated as honor, timao, means “to attach a value to something.” We honor the government by paying taxes. We honor the Lord by giving tithes and offerings. It is therefore appropriate to honor parents by giving them meaningful and valued gifts.

Consider it a public service announcement with April 15 coming up. Don't forget to honor the government!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you forget to honor the government they will honor you with an audit and wage garnishment

4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of government... check this link:
does Bill Gothard have a lost Italian brother?

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at what point am i "allowed" to separate my "honor" and duty to the government from the love which inspires me to appreciate my parents? I guess, to Gothard, they are always supposed to me, to me, as distant and sledgehammerly as the IRS. Message: "BE VERY AFRAID... but give gifts."

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gave my parents some much valued Jazz CDs.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's an old Yiddish proverb that goes: when a father gives to his son both laugh; when a son gives to his father both cry.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are not seriously equating the government with parenting are they?

Do they not realize our government is made up of elected officials?
If only we could have elected our parents...perhaps more of us would not have ended up scarred by Gothards teachings, eh?

8:29 AM  
Blogger bigdogmedic said...

I don't have to remember, theyre garnishing my wages! lol

1:36 AM  

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