As the world celebrates Global Day of Parents on June 1 every year, let us thank the Lord our God for giving us such loving parents. As per the Bible, Ephesians 6:1-3, the first commandment out of the 10 is "Honor your father and mother". It is also the first commandment with a promise. It even tells the children, "Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do and If you honor your father and mother, 'Things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.
Some of the other verses from the bible that asks children to honor their parents are given below:
- Proverbs chapter 1, verses 8-9, it mentions "Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck."
- Proverbs chapter 23, verses23 has mentioned, "Listen to your father who gave you life and do not despise your mother when she is old.
- Exodus Chapter 21 verses 17 highlights, "Whoever curses his father or his mother shall be put to death."
- Proverbs chapter 30 verses 17 pinpoints, "The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures."
WE need to thank our parents for they are the one who gave us life and brought us into this world and helped us to be what we are today. Every parent want the best for their children but it is true that when we were young, we would argue and fight with them but when we become a parent, we understand the things that they said and did. Let us not waste more time and humble ourselves in front of our parents and be a better children to them.
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." — Morrie Schwartz