Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How Long Must We Listen to Our Parents?

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12)

After my weekly phone call to my mother to check on her, I ran across a recent posting by Russell Moore where he spoke about honoring our parents. Here is a partial quote; to read the whole posting, Click Here.

The command to honor father and mother never ends. It is part of the holy will of God, and is applicable to every person, regardless of age. When you’re ninety, you’ll still have an obligation to honor your parents, even if only in memory and in speech. The way one honors one’s parents changes, though, throughout the span of life. Jesus lived this life before you. His honoring of his father Joseph and his blessed mother Mary was of obedience in all things in childhood (Luke 2:51), of listening to pleas for help in adulthood (John 2:1-5), and of caring for weakness at the end of life (John 19:26-27). All of this was an honoring of father and mother.

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