Honor your Father and Mother

19 06 2010

I had lunch with some very special mothers and a special father in the faith recently which got me to thinking, about the words of the Lord, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12.


            How different our country would be if we truly honored both our natural and spiritual fathers and mothers. Would our country have lost its faith? Would our country be in the state of affairs that we find ourselves in? These are questions only our Lord can truly answer, yet we need to ponder the results of removing prayer and the 10 commandments out of our lives.


            What did we truly remove, our God and the rules to live, but when we removed the rules we also removed the promises of God and his protection. We need to keep those promises ever before us and need His loving protection. Let us forsake those other things we have raised up as idols before us which replace our God, and his protection, whatever they maybe and return to honoring our mothers and fathers and the God of our country’s youth!


            To those of you who have natural fathers or spiritual fathers, take this day and honor them. Give them the honor God has stored up for them within you. Pour it out liberally and allow the living water of God’s presences to renew their strength today.


            Spiritual Fathers across this country I honor you, as one who has walked with God through the twists and turns of a nation, who has forgotten their God, I honor you for the spiritual foundation you have provided and I praise God for your faithfulness. Happy Father’s Day, may this day be one of a great in filling with the Holy Spirit to carry you all the days of your life.


Blessings and Complete Joy,


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2 responses

19 06 2010
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23 07 2010

I wanted to see what theme you were using, when I saw this post. I am not sure of how to approach this, as it isn’t always easy to do so. Nevertheless, Scriptue does say “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.” This is in Exodus 20:12.

While it is great to teach children to do so; however it is the parents who need to encourage this by their behavior. It’s like the Chicken and the egg. Simply put, parents do not exasperate your children! This is what Paul said in Ephesian 5, I believe.

While it’s great to say “post the 10 Commandments in the school”; however I don’t think this is the best way to teach children, righteousness. It is the parent’s responsibility to teach and model such behavior.

The school should not be forced to do the parent’s job but isn’t this what we’re doing?

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