Honor Your Mother and Father
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right" Ephesians 6:2
"Obey" – no stronger word could be used to show that God’s command to parents is to exercise parental authority, and to children to practice complete obedience.
"Your parents." Though the headship of the family resides in the father, yet here the scripture states "Your Parents" pointing out that this is a plural form, both parents are to be involved, and the front needs to be united.
"In the Lord." The atmosphere of a Christian home, which is surcharged with the mother’s loyalty to and reverence for the father, and the father’s love for and tender care of the mother, will instill in the child the desire to copy their example of mutual submission by an obedience that does not spring from being compelled, or from fear, but from love and respect.
"For this is right." From the standpoint of both the human and divine, such obedience is right. Obedience is a fundamental law in all God’s universe, so of course it must be in the most intimate of relationships. From every angle it is right; for God’s glory, the home’s harmony, and the child’s good.
"Honor thy father and thy mother; which is the first commandment with promise" (6:2). To honor parents implies genuine deference to their wishes, respect for their judgment, and trust in their love. Willing, heartfelt honor is instinctively given. This increases the childs probable of honoring their teachers and other schools leaders, government, and most importantly our Heavenly Father.
Our Sunday School class will be covering this scripture in the morning, please come and set in. God bless, have a GREAT SATURDAY, and remember that you are loved!!!
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Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!