Verse of the Day: Mother’s Day Edition

May 13, 2007

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12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12 (NKJV)

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! If you’re not a mother, you definitely know a mother, so make sure you let them know that you love and appreciate everything they do for you! It can be with a hug and a smile, or another gift of some kind, but let them know it. It’s good to honor your mother whether they’re 44 or 84.

From the Life Application Bible:

This is the first commandment with a promise attached. To live in peace for generations in the Promised Land, the Israelites would need to respect authority and build strong families. But what does it mean to “honor” parents? Partly, it means speaking well of them and politely to them. It also means acting in a way that shows them courtesy and respect (but not to obey them if this means disobedience to God). It means following their teaching and example of putting God first. Parents have a special place in God’s sight. Even those who find it difficult to get along with their parents are still commanded to honor them.

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