Saturday, January 25, 2014

Honor your father and mother

This is the first command that a promise is attached to it - that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

When you're a child that means obedience.
But when your an adult it means living properly, living like God called you to. It means taking those lessons you learned on your mothers knee or your fathers lap and doing them. Some people have bad fathers or mothers, and are only taught a few things: brush your teeth, use the potty, etc. Some people have great parents and they teach them life skills like how to change the oil on the car, why a stirring rod looks bent when put in water, as well as a complete religious instruction about God and His Son. In both cases the child who grows up to be an adult honors them by taking what they learned and applying it.
Living rightly, obedience to God, in accordance with your parents instruction, is what honors them.
I can think of no better way for my children to honor me than to have them live in light of God's commandments.

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