(Exo 20:12 KJV) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Focus on the Family SUPPOSEDLY provides timely, relevant, godly information information and advice on marriage, parenting, faith, entertainment, life challenges and social issues.. and it has been my own often real experienced that most people who mainly focused on their own family were persons who cast out too often their own inlaws, because they still were mostly discriminatory, guilty of false partialities, unloving, unkind, unfriendly and ungodly persons. Ironically they tend to divorce, separate from most other persons not in their own family and they next tend to reap what they sowed and become martially divorced themselves too.
A clan is a group of people united by kinship and descent, which is defined by perceived descent from a common ancestor.
(Mat 19:5 KJV) And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.
(Prov 21:9 KJV), (Prov 25:24 KJV) It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
And lately it’s occured to me again that too often the members of the clan Family DO share some things in common such as even sinful, really “Bad Family Values”, false pride, passed on from one generation to the other too. One can also see “The Influence of Human Relationships on Heart Disease,”
(Deu 13:6 KJV) If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; 7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you.
(Mat 10:34 KJV) Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
(Mat 12:50 KJV) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Mark 3:35 KJV) For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.
Ironically many of these same people tend to be STILL HYPOCRTICAL, pretentious, in that they are kind to their relatives, brothers and sisters generally only on holidays, birthdays and they tend to abuse, neglect them the rest of the year.
(Rom 2:18 KJV) And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
(Rom 2:19 KJV) And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
(Rom 2:20 KJV) An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.
(Rom 2:21 KJV) Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
(Rom 2:22 KJV) Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
(Rom 2:23 KJV) Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
(Acts 10:34 KJV) Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
(Gal 3:28 KJV) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
(Rom 2:9 KJV) Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: (Rom 2:11 KJV) For there is no respect of persons with God.
(Gal 3:27 KJV) For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
(1 Cor 15:50 KJV) Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
Here is another simple rule. You have to ask to be forgiven too before you can be forgiven
and you still also do have to accept the forgiveness