Honor Thy Father and Mother

Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
— Exodus 20:12

How does this show us our sin and our need of Christ? It shows us our disobedience to the loving authority God has placed in our lives.  However, Christ was the obedient child you never were, he perfectly submitted himself to the will of the Father.  His obedience is substituted for your disobedience, and through his grace, He is now teaching you submission and how to live for the Father of all Fathers, God the Father.

The Bible is one story of a Father bringing his children back home after they wandered away in sin, some were lost and never found, some were lost and then found.  God is also your Father who loves you and wants you to obey him.  And He wants you to honor your parents.  But you can never truly do this without Jesus! 

In Prayer Today: 

Ask God for the grace of caring for and honoring parents throughout your life.