Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday June 10, 2010 Song of Solomon 1-4 Eph: 6 S- Eph: 6:2 "Honor your father and mother" which is the first commandment of promise--

S- Eph: 6:2 "Honor your father and mother" which is the first commandment of promise--

O- This is the first commandment with a promise. To honor your mother and father brings great benefits to our lives and to our soul. One is for peace and the other for happiness
and for obeying our Father in Heaven. The scripture does not say Honor them because they love you, or honor them because they have they do their best for you, because what if they didn't or they don't.......God says to "Honor your mother & your father." The promise is for you, and for the generations the proceed you.

A- The word honor means respect to hold with high regard a priviledge. That can be very hard to understand if you were a kid of an abusive dysfunctional family, but it's true.
When you understand God's concept of forgiveness for childhood hurts, and to HONOR your parents, the promise or reward is the freedom that you get, not only for yourself but for the generations behind you. Imagine if you were abused or neglected as a child, and spoke badly about your parents to your kids. You pass on judgement, and unforgiveness, and are not modeling the Christ (forgiver) in you. The best healing I received came from honoring my parents in their final days. Not only were they set free, but I who is the one left behind to walk out my christianity, is also free, and to this day I am free.....that's the promise of "honoring" your mother and father.

P-Father each day let us find good in the toughest of circumstances with our parents. Teach us how to Honor and Respect. For those of us whose parents are deceased, it is not too late to honor them and show them respect, even those who we may think did not deserve honoring. All parents deserve to be honored because they were given the responsbility of parenting when you blessed them with children, in all situations. You knew ever man & woman that would come together and conceive a child, and your gave that child life as a miracle.....and that alone deserves HONOR. Thank you Lord for all those who are "chosen" as parents.

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