Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
The Bible tells us that this is the first commandment with promise. Sometimes I hear young people talk to their parents and it makes me cringe. The truth is that all of our parents aren't as perfect as the Father's Day and Mother's Day cards depict them. They make mistakes and truthfully some of them are doing a terrible job raising their kids. Many are not raising them at all but have abandoned them for someone else to raise.
Having said that I will say that it does not excuse us from this commandment. We are still to treat our parents with honor and with respect. For some reason God chose them to use to bring us into the world. We are born into the world to fulfill the purpose of God. If for no other reason we should honor our parents for giving us a chance at life.
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