To honor parents

This is just what I needed to read today. Thank you, Pastor Dave Orrison!

Grace for my Heart

It’s Monday Grace!

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12 (NKJV)

“But, but, but…”

I recently watched a video testimony of a woman who suffered terrible abuse at the hands of her father. Her mother knew of the abuse and did nothing to stop it. I have read accounts of child actors whose parents wasted the money the children earned. I have counseled people whose parents were neglectful or abusive. I have had to call law enforcement on parents whose discipline went too far.

“But you don’t know my parents!”

When some people hear the command to honor their father and mother, they truly struggle. How do you honor someone who was abusive or corrupt? How can this commandment apply to their lives?

Yet, God gave this command to His people. He…

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8 thoughts on “To honor parents

  1. musingsofmanettekay March 13, 2023 / 1:39 pm

    Linda, I’m glad God directed you to this post today for yourself and the rest who it touches. God bless you.

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  2. Nancy Homlitas March 13, 2023 / 2:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing Pastor Orrison’s post, Linda Lee. He pointed out that we owe much of who we are today to our parents and our ancestors, regardless of their parenting skills. So true!

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  3. rwfrohlich March 14, 2023 / 10:28 am

    Thanks for this message. As I wrote in my book, my life was not always pretty, but God willed the events of my life to mold me into the man He willed me to be.

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    • Linda Lee @LadyQuixote March 14, 2023 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you for sharing this beautiful truth. And thank you for the reminder about your book. I just now went to Amazon and bought the Kindle version of Aimless Life, Awesome God. It’s downloading now!

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  4. Beverley March 14, 2023 / 4:36 pm

    It is indeed hard to honor abusive parents but I think the Bible meant that we should not try to seek vengeance against them but forgive. Thanks for sharing

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