Volume 5, Issue 37




Parents, Honoring Your Parents


Exodus 20:12

Discussion Starter:

One of the 10 Commandments goes like this, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” It’s important to remember that there’s not an asterisk in that commandment but there is a condition.

In other words, it doesn’t say “Honor your father and your mother unless they tell bad jokes.” Or “Honor your father and your mother unless they are annoying.” In fact, it’s not as if God didn’t know that parents might sometimes be annoying to their children or full of bad jokes when He gave that commandment to Moses.

Why? Because ultimately honoring your parents isn’t about their behavior towards you, that’s usually out of your control. Instead it’s about your attitude towards them.

3 Questions:

  1. Who tells the worst jokes in your life?
  2. Is there are parent or adult in your life you find it hard to honor?
  3. If you could eliminate one of the 10 Commandments, which would it be?

Chew on this:

Is there a difference between honoring your parents and respecting their authority?


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