How To The Child Of A Happy Mother
Take God's precious word please and turn to Exodus chapter twenty and we're going to look at verse twelve, Exodus chapter twenty and verse twelve. It's a joy to hear those pages turn today. Exodus chapter twenty verse twelve says, "Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." I want to speak today on this subject, HOW TO BE THE CHILD OF A HAPPY MOTHER, HOW TO BE THE CHILD OF A HAPPY MOTHER. There was an evangelist who was the Billy Graham of his day. His name was Dwight L. Moody. And Dwight L. Moody after a lifetime of observation, after a lifetime of service to the Lord Jesus Christ, after a lifetime of study of the word of God made an astounding statement and I want every child here to listen to that statement and of course every one of us is some mother's child. Here's what Dwight L. Moody said. I have lived over sixty years and I have learned one thing if I have lived nothing else. No man or woman who dishonors father or mother ever prospers. Think about it. Listen to it again. Now, this is not just somebody saying this, this is one of the greatest Christian leaders who has ever lived and he says this not thoughtlessly, but he's saying it is something that I have learned. It has been the sum total, it has been the observation of a lifetime. He said I know this if I know nothing else so listen to it. I have lived over sixty years and I have learned one thing if I've learned nothing else. No man or woman who dishonors father or mother ever prospers. Now, this command that I just gave you comes from the Ten Commandments which says we're to honor our father and our mother. And you know if you're a bible student that the ten 'commandments Are divided into two categories or two sections. The first part of those commandments deal with our relationship with God and we call those the vertical commands. And then the next commands deal with our relationsh ...
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