Discussion on the Family Commandments
Discussion onthe Family Commandments
The history of Ten Commandments can be traced right from the Mosesera. God found it necessary to provide the ten rules that would guidethe Israelites on their journey to Canaan. The commandments were theregulations that they should have obeyed so that they remain holybefore God. Similarly, parents are referred as the second God totheir siblings. Hence, for an upright upbringing, they stipulaterules and regulations that will guide their children in becomingrespectful and responsible people. The paper will discuss the tencommandments of a typical family.
TheTen Commandment of Stephen’s Family
Commandment#1: The Children Of Stephen Lingard Shall Not Steal.
It was against any of our sibling to use or pick anything that wasnot theirs. They were to borrow or ask for authentication beforepicking anything. Violation of this rule would lead to seriousconsequences. The father would ruthlessly punish any child who breaksthe law.
Commandment#2: Under No Circumstance Shall The Stephen Siblings Miss School OnAcademic Days.
Permission to miss school would be guaranteed by the father, motheror the teacher especially when one is sick. Break of this rule wouldlead to punishment by both the father and the teacher.
Commandment#3: Under No Circumstances Shall the Stephen Lingered Children UseAbusive or Rude Language.
They have to use a polite language when addressing others. Use ofapologetic words like sorry was permissible.
Commandment#4: No Member Of Stephen`s Family Should Be Out Of The House By LateEvening.
Unless there was permission granted to be out at that moment not onewas allowed to delay at night. Violation of this rule had seriousconsequences including thorough beating and sleeping without food.
Commandment#5: Under No Circumstances Shall Stephen`s Family Engage In PrematureRelationships.
The family was respectable and had their dignity. The father ensuredno tainting of the family name through early relationships that wouldhave resulted in early marriages and unwanted pregnancies.
Commandment#6: The Children Had To Be Obedient And Submissive To Their Fatherand Mother and Our Seniors.
People beyond the siblings’ age had to be respected at any cost andany place.
Commandment #7: The Stephen’s Family Shall Worship God and underNo Circumstances Shall the Family Miss Church On Sunday.
The commandments had positive impacts in our lives. We learned thevirtue of being respectful and obedient to other people. The virtueshelped us beyond the family compound. In school, we had to obeyteacher’s commands without disputes. Obedient in school helped usto excel in our academics. Notably, the virtue helped us to relatewith other people where we obey and respect other people`s ideas. Welearned how to be selfless. As a result, we have always enjoyedpeaceful co-existence with other people (Morriset al., 370)
Furthermore, we learned the virtue of being hardworking. Our parentstaught us that it is wrong to steal. Hence, we strive in life to havewhat is legally ours. The virtue has helped us to be responsiblepeople. Our families can rely on us, and we are responsiblebreadwinners.
Our father insisted we go to school to learn and acquire skills. Theschool made men out of boys. The education sharpened our minds, andwe learned how to be creative. The skills learned in school helped usto be self-dependent. Our lives today are very dependent on what wedid in school. We get daily income using the acquired knowledge(Glasgow etal., 510). Hence, we can conclude that education wasthe best inheritance we hired from our parents.
The rules from our parent not only made us upright but also trainedus how to be good parents. Our parents will remain our role models.Our sibling will follow the same lines. The rules will remain in thefamily and become our culture. Hence, Stephen`s commandment moldedcurrent generation and our future generation.
The seventh rule taught us to follow the Christian doctrines. Wefollow Bible`s teaching to the letter. We respect the divine power asthe solution to all our problems. The parents also taught us how topray. We pray for divine intervention during hard moments. We alsolearned how to give thanks to God. The divine power has been the hopeof our life. The church is our shrine, which is holy. We takeofferings and make sacrifices at this holy place to show ourthanksgiving.
The fourth and fifth rule protected us from early parentage. We hadto wait until the right time for marriage. Early parentage would haveled to struggling in raising our families. However, when parentage isdone at the right time, you are prepared both financially andmentally to take family responsibilities. The society respects us,and we are role models to other families around the region, courtesyof good parentage.
The family commandments not only made us upright but it also afostered good relationship with our parents. We have a role to loveour parents for all they gave us. We love and care them at their oldage.
In conclusion, a family is a basic unit in the society. The moralvalues are learned right from the family. Parents should raise theirchildren with the right morals. The virtues guide the children tolive a moral life.
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