The Privilege Of Honoring Our Parents, Pt. 1

“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…)


4 thoughts on “The Privilege Of Honoring Our Parents, Pt. 1

  1. It’s not as if the Bible didn’t balance that out with:
    Parents, stone your disobedient children at the city gates. Deuteronomy 21:18-21
    Children (grown up, adults included) honor your parents so that you have a long life;
    Because if you don’t, they’re allowed to stone you. Ephesians 6:1-3
    To some degree, ancient wisdom written under ancient law codes doesn’t always fit. With us, we don’t have that fear of stoning thing, but our families are different as well.

  2. Excellent blog and a very timely reminder. Mom was just released from a rehab facility after heart bypass on February 14th and we are taking care of her in our home for a while. Thank you for being faithful to publish the word of God.

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