Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Deut 5:16
When the commandment to honor one’s parents, was first given to the Israelites on Mount Sinai, it not only instructed obedience, but explained the positive outcome of honoring one’s parents- (‘that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you’). This is the fifth commandment that was given by Moses to the people of Israel, and is the first commandment that comes with a promise.
This is a command to all regardless of age. To honor your father and mother is not a command that God expects to change as one gets older or evolves in status. Rather, it is an unchanging ordinance the sight of God. The word “honor” imparts the consciousness of not taking one’s parents lightly but relating to them with gravity and esteem.
Therefore, honor your parents by respecting them, treating them with kindness, and holding their counsel in high esteem. It is never right to despise or ridicule your parents, even if they have done something deserving of such treatment. Place them in high regard in your heart and choose to follow God’s command of honor them always. Glory to God!
Prophecy 1: Receive grace to honor your parents as you should in Jesus name.
Prophecy 2: As you step out today, may you be protected from every harm in Jesus name
W: Consider how you have been treating your parents and make necessary adjustment where necessary.
X: I decree and I declare that the blessings of Abraham are mine.
STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 KINGS 19&20, 1 THESSALONIANS 5, PSALMS 72
Over 96% of its populace are Muslims. However, the atmosphere of the country is experiencing positive change. Presently, two Protestant churches have recently been allowed to officially register and meet publicly.
Y: We are praying that Christians will occupy seats of authority and influence many in the way of the Lord.
Startup Prayer: Dear Father, I pray for grace to honor my parents as long as I live in Jesus name