Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “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 6:1-3 NKJV
The Bible teaches us to obey our parents in the Lord, for it is right. "Honor your father and mother," this is the first commandment with promise. If we do that it will go well with us and we will live long life on the earth.
Our parents used to respect their parents. They obeyed them regardless how illiterate they were and listened to their advises. We are living in the age that many young people don't respect their parents; and give no regard to the elders in the societies.
That's why there is a rise of generation that doesn't care about their families; because people have been so selfish and only care about their own agendas. I believe we don't live long and enjoy life as it supposed to be; because we don't obey this commandment that came with a promise.
This morning, I want to remind you to obey your parents. I know there are some of us who were not raised by our biological parents; but at least we had some people who we look for as guardians or parental figures. Some of us lost our parents and maybe when we were still young; but still there are some of people who taught us basic things about life.
If you are still struggling in this area, then ask God to help you have control over it. Learn to respect your elders and those who are older than you. Learn to respect and obey your leaders in the Church and ministry. God will bless you for being obedient and follow what He teaches us in this world.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for where I have disrespected my parents and elders in my circle of influence. Help me to start obeying them and love them as your word commands. In Jesus' Name, Amen.