Fifth Commandment.

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Honor your father and your mother.

Fifthe Commandment.

"Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you. (Exodus 2:12; Deuteronomy 5:16).

First four commandments concern honour to God, these last six honour to people.

Honouring people is the way we honour God.
all six commandments are telling us how to develop and maintain proper relationships with other people. They are the standards of human behaviour which starts within the family.

If we honour our parents it will be blessing to the rest of our life for this commandment comes with the promise - "honour you father and mother so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." (Ephesians 6:3; Colossians 3:20). It is obvious that in regardless of their age, those children who disobey their parents will struggle in their later lives. By choosing disobey and dishonour own parents, children are loosing the blessings of God on their lives and are subjected to many pains and sufferings. The first and greatest duty of children is, to obey their parents which includes inward reverence and outward acts.

Parents must learn to deal with their children in accordance with the Word of God - prudently and wisely. They must teach children to be obedient them by showing their obedience to God and His Word.

Many things could be added to this but mainly we must understand that children who honour their parents are the BENEFICIARIES. God place this commandment as the first in regard to all the rest. By obeying our parents we obey God and receive His blessings. By disobeying our parents we disobey God and receive curses.

Many may say right now - "I do not believe in God and His rules." Wrong! There absolutely matters not what you believe. God's eternal rules applies to all. If you believe that murder and stealing is bad, and murder not and steal not, than you are obeying God's Commandments and receive not appointment punishment in regard to killing and stealing. The same way if we by any reason choose to disobey our parents we will bear adequate consequences of it.

Children, obey your parents and each and every authority which God has placed over your life, may it go well with you! It is only for your own good! To honour and obey God; to obey His commandments are the way to the blessed life.

It is a dreadful thing to live our life as we want and feel. We never know what can happen to us in the next moment or day. The wisest thing of all what we do is to obey God's teachings fully.

Because "cursed is anyone who dishonours their father or mother." Then all the people shall say, "Amen!" (Deuteronomy 27:16).

"If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness." (Proverbs 20:20; Matthew 15:4).

"Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding." (Proverbs 4:5-7).

"Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities (parents, teachers, work givers, rulers and all the rest), for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God." (Romans 13:1).

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise - so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." (Ephesians 6:1-3).

"So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.

Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you,

so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess."

(Deuteronomy 5:32-33).