1. Is there a gracious promise made to those that honour their parents? Yes: it is the first commandment with promise, Eph. 6:2. Is long life promised? Yes: That thy days may be long in the land. Is outward prosperity promised? Yes: That it may be well with thee, Eph. 6:3. Are temporal blessings promised to good people? Yes: Godliness hath the promise of the life that now is, 1 Tim. 4:8. And are they promised particularly to pious and dutiful children? Yes: My son, forget not my law, but let thine heart keep my commandments; for length of days, and long life, and peace shall they add to thee, Prov. 3: 1, 2.
2. Do all good children prosper in this world? No: for all things come alike to all, Eccl. 9:2. But are they most likely to prosper? Yes: for by humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, honour and life, Prov. 22:4. Shall they prosper as far as is for God's glory? Yes: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me, Ps. 1:15. And as far as is for their own good? Yes: for we read of those whom God sent into captivity for their good, Jer. 24:5. But shall good children live for ever in, the heavenly Canaan? Yes: there their inheritance shall be for ever, Ps. 37:18. And are disobedient children often punished in this life? Yes: as Absalom that was hanged in an oak, 2 Sam. 18:9.