And God spoke all these words, saying, "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ... "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Obey is to hearken, to listen to, to look up to, to follow, to observe our parents in all things. And it means that we are to teach our children to do likewise. For it is in the doing and observing that we learn to honor and respect others, this is where You teach us the fundamentals of relationships. This is the laboratory where we learn to trust and to be trustworthy, and where we learn to keep our word and expect others to do likewise. This is the nucleus of society called family.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 102
Evening: Psalm 137
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