Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 9, 2014

Honor

Filed under: Christ,devotion,God,Jesus,Lent — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

Matthew 15:4. For God said, Honor your father and mother and Whoever insults his father or mother must be put to death.

This verse came strongly to me as I read a Facebook comment of a teenager complaining about her mother. It grieved mr even knowing how normal it is for a teenage girl to be so critical of her mother. It is important. To Jesus as well. I am overjoyed at how my children have always honored us as parents, they have also taught their children to honor us and be very respectful to us. Jesus quoted from Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving to you.” Why did God command us to honor our parents? If we honor our parents who are not without sin, how much more will we be able to honor God Who is without sin. The love from our parents is not perfect but the love from God is perfect. He did not say honor the parents who deserve it. We are not to judge. We are to honor. Let us practice not only honoring our parents, let us honor God today in a new and different way.

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