Respect Your Parents

Our Bible verses tell us about a time when Jesus was twelve years old. He and His family celebrated the Passover in Jerusalem. When the celebration was over, Jesus’ parents started for home. They thought Jesus was with friends or relatives who were traveling with them.

The next day, Jesus’ parents realized that Jesus wasn’t with them. Finally, they found Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem, talking with the religious leaders. Jesus asked his parents, “Why did you have to look for me? You should have known that I must be where my Father’s work is” (verse 49).

Maybe Jesus thought it was silly for His parents to worry about him. But verse 51 tells us that Jesus “went with them to Nazareth and obeyed them.” Jesus respected His parents. God wants us to honor and respect our parents, too.

Obey God today by showing your parents that you love and respect them.