The Fifth Commandment states that we are to honor our father and mother in order that our days may be long in the land that God has given us (Exodus 20:12). This is the first of God's commandments to contain a promise (Ephesians 6:2,3). To "honor" in the original Hebrew language includes the qualities of love, affection, gratitude, obedience and respect. It is through honoring our parents that we first learn to honor all that are in authority over us. If children do not learn to honor their parents then they will likely not honor any in authority. Are you ensuring that your children honor their parents so that they will grow up honoring the law of the land? (Proverbs 30:11-14) If You Can't Say Amen, Say Oh Me!
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