You will reap what you sow.

@Lxandra79 (1536)
United States
May 25, 2010 11:40pm CST
Earlier I made a topic 'When you fight with your mom, how long does the fight last?' , and I got this response... 'I think that children who fought with their mothers will never prosper much. I have seen it with mine eyes children who have the gut to fight their mother. The commandment is for children to honor their mother and their father and not to fight them. I never had a fight with my parents and my kids today doesn't fight me. You will reap what you sow. If you'll have a family, your children will fight you. What you have done to your mother will be done to you double or triple. Therefore, beware of what we do to our parents.' What I have made bold, do you think that's true? What I have made Italic, Do you think thats true? I think it depends. What I have made Underlined, Do you think that we are gonna have it badly then what we did to our parents?
11 responses
@qamarep (4449)
• Pakistan
26 May 10
i dont say that they wont be good.. i think i have seen that kind people who fight with their parents but they also get to very good places
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• United States
26 May 10
The Bible does tell us to honor our parents, and says that this is the only command with a promise, that we will live a long life. It also says God is not mocked, we will reap what we sow ( Galatians 6:7). A person who doesn't have respect for others, and who tends to fight, is going to reap. Whether it will be with your children or in some other area, I don't know. But if you want to reap good things, then you must sow good things. If you sow bad things, and not being able to control yourself, which is one of the fruits of the spirit, is one of the bad things, then you are going to reap bad things, and that is another Bible principal. Remember, the Bible tells us that people who give in to fits of rage will not see the kingdom. (Galatians 5: 19-21)
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@med889 (5958)
26 May 10
I think whatever wrong we are doing to our parents will be given back with the interest to us by our children, I think this is a vicious cycle where we get what we give to others, if we treat someone badly we are bound to receive it in maybe another way but surely.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
26 May 10
For me yes but it defends on the situation you made be remember that it is your parents you must take a honor the way you discuss your thought.
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• Malaysia
26 May 10
i do agree with you... but i'm curious as to what if the parents are the ones who keep finding fault & belittling their children?
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@kedralynn (992)
• United States
26 May 10
I think our parents do the best job they know how to do. With that in mind, they are not perfect. Parents make mistakes too. I fought with my parents all the time and yes I'll probably fight with my kids too. So what? People argue. Yes we reap what we sow. But I think it's been blown a little out of proportion here. I was actually a very good child and I always did what I was told. But we still had disagreements. I think it's part of growing up. I also didn't know how to handle those fights in a more mature grown up matter as I was still growing and learning. I love my mom with all my heart and I respect her. But I will tell her when I think she is at fault. As I would hope that someone might tell me when I am in the wrong. Will I hate fighting with my teenage daughter when I have one? Yes of course. But I'm hoping we're able to sit down and talk about it later and make it right so we both learn our mistakes.
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@ruakawa (35)
• Indonesia
26 May 10
i agree with your bold, italic, and underline words. i have seen some proof that show us when we are have a good relationship with parents especially mother we are gonna success. about children who fought their parents, that must be happend.there are no relationship without a fight, even if its just a little fight.
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@psalm1_3 (562)
• Philippines
26 May 10
It's called "Karma".. I do believe in that phrase in your title, "You will reap what you sow." That is one of Biblical principles I know. But to the thing that whatever you have done with your parents will be samely done to you, I think this will not be true. Yes, people are interconnected to each other. But, each one designs his/her future. Of course with the help God... If that child grows up and will have a family, and then will do the same things his parents did, then surely there will be no doubt his children will do the same what he did years ago.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
26 May 10
No i dont believe in this---my parents were really good in their childhood and obliged to each and every word of my grand parents.But it wasnt the same with me and my sister we do have arguments with my mom mainly(as dad is really strict) over small issues.So i would rather say it depends on the circumstances you live in---if you have all the money in this world then why on earth you would argue with your parents.We never had any arguments regarding money though---its all about our eating habits---she is so concerned over me having outside food.great day.
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
26 May 10
I think that it's true to a point because that's also what I told my daughter. But I think it's natural for kids and their parents to fight to a point because they hit an age where they're either so much alike and they clash or they're so different and they can't see eye to eye. My daughter and I started fighting when she hit high school. She started forming her own opinions and though we shared the same ideas, we are so alike that we wound up fighting. She also didn't like how she was raised. I am a very protective mother and she felt that I was over protective. In our fights I would tell her that she's going to get what she gives me plus some. Now on the other hand she is starting to understand why I raised her the way I di as she sees our nieghborhood go bad. I think that it's a phase that all parents and kids go though and it'll all work itself out.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I think parents were really good people but not all of them. Parenting is a hard thing to do because sometimes you will never know if what you did is good or plain strict to the eyes of your children, Some kids rebelled with their parents because they think the parents were trying to choke them and hold them like prisoners who has no freedom. But it doesn't mean that you have to hate both your parents because they were strict or done something wrong. You must talk to them openly in calm manner so that they will listen to you. Show them respect and it's the only way to get their trust. Don't do something bad to them and you will surely get the karma thing.