Honoring Your Parents :: A Command

Honoring Your Parents :: A Command

AFCRadioShawn-160-241-03112013Good day and God Bless Disciples and Ambassadors For Christ Jesus.

We cannot pick and choose our family. God has put you in your mother’s womb for His reasons and purposes. We may grow up not liking our parents, siblings, or even extended family members; however, as a God fearing Christian, we must still love them and respect them.

The Word of the LORD God states,

Exodus 20:12, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.”

To honor our parents does not mean that you will always agree with them. It does not mean that you must always do what they say either, especially if it does not align with the WORD of the LORD God.

What this does mean is that you will conduct yourself in a way that will honor them. You can do this by following our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ and His commands and will for our lives. What comes before and after this commandment demonstrates just how we can honor our parents and God.

The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20 1-17
And God spoke all these words:
“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

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