3 Traits of Genuine Honor:
Interest in their lives means we quit being children and become adults. They showed interest in every detail of our lives for years (and probably still do)-- we need to cultivate an interest in their lives.
Priority (among other things) means regular, meaningful communication with them.
The Pharisees claimed to honor God while ignoring their parents’ needs, and Jesus said, “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far away.” (Matthew 15:1-9)
If you're honoring your parents...you're honoring God! It's a win-win situation!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2012
Some additional resources that will give you wisdom in this area:
Adults and the Fifth Commandment by Gail Purath
God Didn't Ask the Impossible, only the Incredibly Difficult an article written from a Jewish perspective with good thoughts for the Christian as well
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