Sunday Morning Podcast May 10, 2015. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: EXODUS 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
A giver of life, nurturer, caregiver, teacher, defender, judge, jury, and guide, are some of the many words that describe roles of a mother. They are words that we would like to see our mother as being. Honoring our parents comes with a promise of a potentially long life. It is the result of being blessed when we obey from the heart, the commandments God gives. Even if we deem our mother guilty of many faults, and offenses, there is no exception to this commandment to honor her. God is a God of rule, or commandments that the obedience to, will bring the fruits of blessing in our lives. We will, (or should) love this way, when we follow God’s commands for us. We then will not also mind giving our mother’s the blessings God intends. Humble honor brings us to the feet of Jesus, who is our example.
What is the good, and why of this honor? When we honor mothers, family and society also are strengthened. Honoring our father, and mother is the 6th commandment. It’s an imperative part of God’s will. God gives no exception in this honoring. Even if you can’t do much, you can do your best. Souls have been led to God, by seeing this loving honor shown in the “face” of obstacles. The command to honor produces good spiritual fruit when obeyed. When we dishonor our mothers, we also dishonor God.
How much strength do we assign to Jesus? Is He strong enough to help us obey God? Are we still going to follow God’s commandments to serve Him? Our honor to our mother is to be shown regardless. Without exception to what kind of mother we think we have. All of us make mistakes, and have been wrong. Honor to parents, is part of a rich heritage we then gain spiritually. To dishonor, to choose unforgiveness, etc., is to make yourself spiritually destitute. Today, society is injured from the much dishonor they daily display. But it still is our duty to show honor, which then also honors God.
Honoring our mothers….