Honor Your Parents

Moses spoke to the Israelites as they were ready to go into a new land. He told them to obey God’s laws. Moses reminded the people to teach these laws to their children. He also told them about what would happen if they did not obey God. Verse 13b of our Bible Reading says, “He [God] told you the Ten Commandments and commanded you to follow Him.”
All of the Ten Commandments are important, but I think that one commandment is very special. That commandment is found in Exodus 20:12: “You must honor (respect) your father and your mother. Do this so you will have a full life in the land that the Lord your God gives you.” God wanted the Israelites to honor their parents. Why? Because that would be a strong foundation to help them follow the other commandments.
This commandment is for us today, too. Maybe your parents have failed to be good parents. God still wants you to respect your father and mother. God also wants us to love and obey Him as our Heavenly Father.