Honor Your Father and Your Mother

Mom with three of her 80 plus great-grandchildren
Dad during World War II

Deuteronomy 5:16 ‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged and that it may go well with you on the land which the Lord your God gives you.

Ephesians 6:2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),

Mom and Dad have both died but I enjoy very much still honoring them by telling stories about their exploits, character, and influence on me. It seems that the feelings and emotions of appreciation, admiration, and love that I have toward them get stronger in me by the year.

I am thinking that the number of positive and affirming stories that I tell about Mom and Dad adds to the feelings I have for them.

The command given by God in His word to honor our Father and Mother is given in both the Old and New Testaments. It is one of the most often repeated commands in the Bible, and it is the first commandment with a reward attached as motivation.

It isn’t Mother’s Day or Father’s Day or either one of their birthdays, but the story yesterday about my Dad’s war experiences just got me in the mood for another blog about them and pictures to boot.

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