Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Currently my husband and I are helping out with both our elderly mothers.  We count it an honor and privilage to do so.  
As parents we tried to instill this into our own children.  As grandparents we made a point of telling our grandchildren to listen, obey, and honor their parents also. 

To say that we agreed with our parents on everything would be a lie.  But we honor what they stood for and how they brought us into the world, loved us, took care of us, taught us, disciplined us, supported us, laughed and cried with us.

This may not be true for everyone.  But, I found it interesting while searching the scriptures that when it says to honour our Father and Mother it does not give any stipulation.  Just that we are to do so. 

Christ did state that family members would be divided by believing in Him.  But it still does not say that we are not to honor are Father and Mother because of it.

Below are some scriptures I found while searching Father and Mother.  

Exo 20:12  Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Exo 21:15  And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

Lev 19:3  Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

Deu 5:16  Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deu 27:16  Cursed be he that setteth light (hold in contemt) by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Pro 1:8  My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

Pro 19:26  He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

Pro 19:27  Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Pro 23:22  Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Pro 28:24  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Pro 30:11  There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.

Pro 30:17  The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Mat 15:4  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

Mat 15:5  But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

Mat 15:6  And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

Mat 19:19  Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Mar 7:10  For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death:

Mar 7:11  But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.

Mar 7:12  And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother;

Mar 7:13  Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye

Mar 10:19  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

Eph 6:2  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

Eph 6:3  That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.


Barbara H. said...

Hi Nana - I stopped by your crafts blog and was going to comment on your craft room organization, but it doesn't look like comments are turned on there - I didn't see a place to click on to comment. Love the ME drawing there - I had not seen that before. I agree, as nice as those "designer" and Pinterest craft spaces are, most of us need to figure out how to make do with the space and materials we have. It does feel so good to get those things organized and in ready-to-use condition.

I agree with this post, too. It hit me right in the face as a teenager that there were no qualifiers on the command to honor our parents. It didn't matter what type of parents they were, we're to honor the fact that they are our parents. While not always easy, that did remove a lot of tension that had been building between us.

nanasknoll said...

Barbra H - Sorry about the Craft comment area not on. I went on my settings and fixed it. Yes over the years I have crafted in different area of where ever I lived. My favorite was a living room that had 8 picture windows. I had a huge desk someone gave in and I sat there and crafted looking on the mountains of AZ.

I think I have always honored my parents, but as you say, I did not always agree with them. But for the most part they were always right when it came to me. They knew me well :)