Things to know:
Exodus 20:12 "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which
the LORD thy God giveth thee."
Ephesians 6:4 "And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up
in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
Hi I've decided to write an article about honouring your parents because
I believe that we as children should honour our parents even if they treat you badly or good.My parents may not be the perfect
parents God would like me to have,but after attending church one day,God really convicted me,I know I have to honour them
and I'm changing for the better.Heres why.
It is the RIGHT thing to do as children.
It is a Command of God.
-God's fifth commandment is to honour them.Honouring
them means acknowleding and accepting the authority God has given them over us.So in honouring them,we obey God.
We recieve a blessing
-As long as a child stays remains under the roof of his/her
father,he subjects himself to his authority.His father stands as God's delegated head of the family and thus represents Christ.Does
this mean that children must obey parents in everything?If a parent commands a child not to worship the Lord or not to follow
Christ,the child must refuse to obey,for christ must be our final authority.
How do we honour
1)Meaningfully touch them
They need the assurance of love that comes from being touched.
2)Speak with and to them.
They need to hear our voice.We greatly encourage them when we bless them with words that attach high value
to them.Example,"Mom,dad,thanks for working so hard and providing my needs,I really appreciate it."We do not have to pretend
a wrong was never commited but we can forgive them.
3)Give them a sense of "Wantedness"
Assure them of their importance.Provide the time for granparents and grand children to meet and interact.Let
them know how they can be and have been a blessing.
4)Pray for them consistently.
5)Share the Gospel