Modern psychology has encouraged us to blame others, especially parents, for our insecurities, failures, weaknesses and sins.
In fact, we usually get so busy evaluating, psychoanalyzing, and judging our parents that we overlook our own mistakes and sinful behavior toward our parents.
Worst of all, we dishonor our Perfect Parent when we ignore the Fifth Command.
This command is:
- One of the Father’s “Top Ten” (Exodus 20:12)
- A New Testament Command (Ephesians 6:2,3)
- Having no age limit or excuse attached, only a promise if we obey.
“First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your [parent's] eye.” Matthew 7:5 (paraphrased)© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
May we ask God's help in doing this!
Some additional resources that will help you learn how to honor your parents:
4 Ways to Honor Parents by Dennis Rainey
Honoring Difficult Parents by Sabrina Beasley McDonald
Adults and the Fifth Commandment by Gail Purath
Honoring Your Parents: Are You Helping or Hindering Your Spouse? by Dennis Rainey
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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