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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS




1Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

2“ Honor your father and mother” which is the first commandment with a promise

3“ so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

6: 1-4   If our faith in Christ is real, it will usually prove itself in our relationships at home with those who know us best. Children and parents have a responsibility to each other. Children should honor their parents even if their parents are demanding and unfair. Parents should care gently for their children, even if their children are disobedient and unpleasant. Ideally, of course, Christian parents and Christian children will relate to each other with thoughtfulness and love.

6: 1-2   There is a difference between obeying and honoring. To obey means to do as one is told; to honor means to respect and love. Children are not commanded to disobey God in obeying their parents. Adult children are not asked to be subservient to domineering or abusive parents. Children should obey while under their parents’ care but continue to honor their parents for life.

6: 3   Some societies have established customs in place to honor their elders. They respect their wisdom, defer to their authority, and pay attention to their comfort and happiness. Christians should treat older people this way. Where elders are respected, long life is a blessing. They do not feel themselves to be a burden, and neither does the rest of the Christian community.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and respect and love your mother and father. by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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