Isaiah 45:9-10 KJV
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
When I was much younger, I remember respect for parents and the elderly was upheld by all households. I remember how we used to put our hands at our back even when you were being engaged in a simple conversation with the elderly.
I remember the many times I had to say “ofainɛ” (“please” in the Ga language) in response to anything my dad asked me.
Today, I know a lot of people would argue that, that culture was domineering and suppressed the child to an appreciable extent.
But I believe this culture had its own spiritual impacts on us. If we could be obedient to our earthly parents, then reverence to God became much easier. Isaiah drew parallels to this in his quotes in Is 45:9-10.
Great sorrows befall those who strive with their Maker (God). And this is manifested in those who strive with their earthly parents, spiritual fathers and god-parents. God is God, you either serve Him or remain silent.
Have a blessed day.
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