Wednesday, November 17
'Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you....
think about it.
What's the benefit of showing honor and respect to parents (Deut. 5:16)? Is there an expiration date on this command? What's our motivation to obey (Eph. 6:1)? How does a parent help a child learn respect? What are some ways you can show respect to your parents and your children today? To others who are part of your life?
Both of our passages today give us the command to "Honor your father and mother." Now when I was younger and still lived under my parents' roof, honoring my dad and mom equated to basically obeying them. As I got older, got married and moved out, there was still an obey element but I realized that honoring went deeper and included things like respecting what I had been taught even though I was no longer under their direct authority, and seeking out their instruction and input in life decisions. My dad and mom are no longer living, but my honoring them goes on. It's just modified a bit.
So what has honoring your father and mother looked like in your life? Based on our passages today, how important do you think this is to God? Tami W.
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