Do you know the preceding part of this Bible verse? Paul writes, “Honor your father and mother–which is the first commandment with a promise–that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Parents love this commandment; youth are split on it. Regardless of how you feel, it’s part of God’s Word and so we teach it.
This evening at Cornerstone, we’ll be talking about this commandment and what it means for us today. We look at two key parts of this:
- First, the obvious connection is that we should honor our parents. We talk about what that means from the time we are little to the time we are old. We never outgrow the command.
- Second, we look at honoring the authorities that God has placed over us to provide order and care for us. In fancy theological language, we call this “masks of God.” Essentially, God is working through sinful people in positions of authority to care for people.
What are some ways that you have honored your parents over the years?