The Lost Commandment
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment…” Ephesians 6:1-2, NKJV
Is this the lost and forgotten commandment? It is as though the children of America have forgotten this commandment; “Honor your father and mother”.
More and more in America we are seeing children disrespect their parents, even in public, to the point of dishonoring them.
Our scripture for today would remind children of the world they are to honor their father and mother. This commandment comes with a promise; “that they might live long on this earth”. They will be blessed by honoring their parents.
Parents struggle today from well before sunrise to well past sundown to provide the best they can for their children. Far too often the children do not appreciate the great sacrifices both father and mother are making for them.
Unfortunately, it is not until adulthood that many of us realize just how disrespectful we were as children and teenagers to our parents.
It is my prayer that that this devotional will find its way into the hands, eyes, and hearts of children and teenagers and proper respect and honor will be given to parents everywhere.