Parents

Today’s devotional was about honoring your parents.  As a parent, I believe it’s safe to say that most, if not all, parents, wish their children would honor us, the parents.  It’s one of the basic commandments, but so hard, as a kid, to follow.  As a kid, you rarely see the importance of what your parents are trying to teach you.

Deuteronomy 5:16

16 “Honor your father and mother, as the LORD your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
The devotional talked about when we are adults, we should still honor our parents.  Think about it, just because we’re adults, and may have kids of our own, doesn’t mean that our parents still don’t want what is best for us.  We really will, forever be their children.  And until they pass on, they will always have their opinions to give us, lessons for us to learn, and a desire to make sure we are doing well and are safe.  I will admit, I do not always do my best with this, but I can say that I do try my best.  and most of the time, I do follow my mom’s advice and suggestions, specially when it comes to my children.  After all, she’s been there, she had the experience, she knows.
So, when you parents are driving you crazy, even when you are 40 years old, try to realize  where they are coming from and why they are trying to help you, whether you want them to or not.  Honor them, and listen.  You don’t necessarily have to take their advice, but you should listen to it, and give it some consideration, at the very least.  When they say or so something that just upsets you to no end, take a step back and think about why it is irritating you.  Is it really worth it?
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