Thursday, 14 June 2012

Honoring Your Parents

 The Bible says to “honor your father and mother” (Eph. 6:2). One New Testament commentary says that to honor someone is to “treat him with the deference, respect, reverence, kindness, courtesy, and obedience which his station in life . . . demands.”

For young children, this means obeying parents. For teenagers, it indicates showing respect for Mom and Dad even if you think you know more than they do. For young adults, this means including your parents in your life. And for those in middle-age and beyond, it means making sure that parents are cared for as they move into old age or their health declines. How can you honor your parents this week?

Bible verses that help you know more about what God expects from Christian teens and their parents:

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." (NIV)

Exodus 21:15 - "Anyone who attacks his father or his mother must be put to death."(NIV)

Proverbs 1:8 - "Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching."(NIV)
Proverbs 10:1 - "The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother."(NIV)
Proverbs 23:25 - "May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!"(NIV)
Proverbs 31:26-31 - "She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate."(NIV)
Psalm 103:13 - "As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;"(NIV)
Proverbs 3:11-12 - "My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father [a] the son he delights in.(NIV)
Proverbs 23:24 - "The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him."(NIV)



  1. Wow Grace. Yet another astonishing post. I look forward to every single one of them. Sorry for not reading it sooner, I have been busy. Send me an email girl. I miss ya. Thanks again for this post. It's convicting, to say at the least. Have a great weekend. :)

  2. Grest post! I just found your blog, and I really enjoy it! :)