Honoring Parents

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12 NIV

In the first four of the ten commandments, God shows us how to love Him. The remaining six is had to love each other. It is interesting that He choose honoring our parents. Parents are to teach their children how to love. Loving our parents means respecting them. Some parents don’t know how to love. Yet, we should respect them because they gave us life. Another purpose for this commandment is to respect those in authority. However, God always has priority and if there is any law or command that goes against God’s law then we have to side with God and not any human authority.

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor. 1 Peter 2:13-17 NIV


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Written by Diane Levy


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