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God's Divine Order
April 10, 2017

God's Divine Order

 

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
​Deuteronomy 5:16 


Honour in the Bible means “esteem, value, or great respect.” God’s command to honor our parents is consistent with His divine order. He knows what is best for us. He loves us. He made us. That is why He issues this command and connects this promise into His basic plan for mankind. Just as we will live forever because we honor the Lord our God, so it is that we are given the promise of a well-lived, fruitful and happy life when we honor our parents."

Prayer for the day:

Lord, I pray for those children who enter adulthood controlled by anger and bitterness. They find themselves unable to move past their parents’ mistakes or their parents’ sin. So often they expect perfection from their earthly parents and are tempted towards criticism and even contempt. Help them to extend grace & forgiveness and embrace their parents as you have willingly forgiven the ones who had wounded you on the cross. Teach them to return their love to their aged parents as they thoughtfully respond to their needs with tender loving care. Give them wisdom and creative means to carry out the command to honour their parents so that they will eat the good of the land. This I pray in Jesus' name. Amen.