Honoring Your Mom and Dad

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This morning we have another awesome message from Sister Connie Keyohara! Thank you Sister Connie for blessing us again today!

Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth. Ephesians 6:2-3

How you treat your parents really does matter to God. In fact, God said it will go well with you, and you will live long if you honor your parents, meaning if you don’t, it won’t go well with you, and you will shorten your life.

There are warnings for children who mistreat their parents, by the things that they say and things they do and DON’T do.

I’ve heard people say that their parents do not deserve to be honored, but God didn’t say to honor them only if things were grand. It is a mandate from the Lord to honor them.

If you’re in that group of people with toxic parents, you’re going to have to seek counseling. Because growing up in that environment will leave you vulnerable to being an angry person.

Sometimes trying to have a relationship is not possible because of the toxicity. There is always hope, however, that things can change and God can make a way.

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”says the Lord. Romans 12:18-19

It is definitely not a good idea to get angry with a parent and just start ignoring them. Or, maybe you find fault and keep grandchildren away from them. That’s a serious issue you’ll have to answer to God for.

Whatever your circumstances are, remember that honoring your folks is the first commandment within a promise. No matter what’s happened.

What God demands of all of us is simple and clear, We are to honor Him. And just as we are to honor Him, so we are to honor those who He chosen to carry out His plan for our lives…. our Mamas and Daddy’s.

My prayer for you is that you’d reap all the benefits of honoring your parents.

Many Blessings,

Connie Keyohara

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