Do you honor your parents? Do you argue with your mother? Do you think your father is too strict? Have you wished you had different parents? Have you thought of running away?
There are many children in this world who do not know their parents. There are others who wish they did not. Some live hard lives with parents who are abusive, addicts, or disengaged and selfish.
Our parents may not be perfect. In fact, it is sure they are not. After all, there has only been one perfect person who walked this earth. However, God tells us to honor them. Yes, we are to honor them regardless.
Honoring our parents, even bad parents, does not mean we must agree with them at all times. It does mean we hold them in high esteem, if for no other reason than they are the reason we were given life. It is not always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult. But look at what God promises when we do. We are blessed by God.
God desires to bless us. However, he will not simply give us every blessing possible without us playing a part in it. God requires us to obey him, including honoring our parents.
Think about this for just a moment. Do you want your children to honor you? How will they know how to do that if you do not model it for them? Each of us is to be an example, a positive example, for our children. If our parents are not a positive example for us, we should start anew with our children and be a positive example for them.
I pray we all choose to honor our parents. I pray we obey God’s commands. I pray each one of us will be a positive example for our children. Respect your parents. Treat your parents well. Bless your parents. Honor your parents. Obey God’s commands.
Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”