The Honour Code (Part 3)
I began the series by making it known to you that God is the creator of the universe, and everything that truly works is a product of His wisdom. It is on this pedestal that I also write to you today.
There is a truth that is responsible for long life and exceeding prosperity in a man’s life when obeyed, it states that : Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
Your parents are the channel through which you came to this world , this among other factors is the reason they hold they an essential position which makes their words and influence have tangible effect in your life.
Having known this, it is essential that you extend honor to them regardless of their attitude, beliefs and disposition towards you. You must refuse to find faults in them no matter what ,never raise your voice against them and esteem them very highly in your heart.
Remember, honour comes with substance, that means every time you have the opportunity, give to your parent no matter how small or big what you are giving is, just ensure it comes from your heart. Now there are two extremes people have to giving to their parent. One is that ,they believe their parent have all in abundance and no matter what they give to them it may not be substantial enough while the other extreme is that they give to their parent as if they are giving to the needy.
To address this two extremes, let this stick to your heart:
Regardless of the social status of your parent ,they retain the authority and influence they have over you and as a result you must treat them as the needed and not the needy — this is key to honoring them adequately.
Finally, the heartfelt blessing of a parent over a child will accelerate his longevity and prosperity in life, your diligence and good heart alone is not enough to get you to where you are going in life. So I tell you if you want to live long and have things go well for you in life ,you must honour your father and your mother.
My dear friend, to see you triumph in life is my utmost desire , and for that to happen every thing required must be addressed without leaving anyone out.One of those requirements is this simple but powerful truth:
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. (Deuteronomy 5:16 — NIV).
I hope this met you well and you learnt something actionable from it.