“Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee…” (Deut. 5:16).
When reading this passage, it is easy for us to project this onto the younger generation without taking into consideration that God is also speaking to us as well. We become so busy it’s our own lives (I am guilty as well) that everything else becomes secondary or even borderline unimportant. However, God never intended for our relationship with our parents to become one of them.
Although we are adults, we are still going to be held accountable for how we treat our parents. We will also be held accountable for teaching our children the same lesson. We set the stage for how our children will interact with us based upon the example we demonstrate to them. We teach them how to respect us by demonstrating our respect for our parents.
(…to be continued…)