When Joseph was young, the father took care of him. There came a time when the father would have suffered, but for Joseph whom God had raised to a high place. Most parents sacrificed a lot to train their children – time, energy, money, love, prayers, advice, etc. As the children get settled in life, they should not forget their parents; even if they are well-to-do. The children should show appreciation to the parents in form of gifts, visitation and care. Children should not get so elevated or prominent that they are ashamed of the parents because they are poor or uneducated. If parents live long, there may come a time when they will need old-age care. Christian children should ensure such parents are well taken care of. It is a form of repayment for the care the parents gave when the children were young.
Point of Emphasis: Let children first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents for this is good and acceptable before God.
Prayer Point: Lord, help us to repay our parents’ love at old age.