Lessons on Life
“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 (NIV)
To honor family, respect marriage, and love your parents as you can is to further your posterity and prosperity. We may not have the perfect lineage, but by our Heavenly Father we can appreciate the good qualities and godly intentions of those that brought us into this world. Every happy and successful adult was first a grateful child who heeded a parent’s lesson on life.
Respecting the divine structure of the family leads to the quality of life that our Lord wants us to live. The influence handed down to us is what we tend to pass on to our children, good or bad, but if that is less than ideal, we can change that by doing our life in Christ.
Let’s pray today that those with ungodly parents will come to terms regarding that, with their Father in Heaven.