Proverbs 30: 11-14
Some people curse their father and do not thank their mother. They are pure in their own eyes, but they are filthy and unwashed. They look proudly around, casting disdainful glances. They have teeth like swords and fangs like knives. They devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among humanity.
One of the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20 is to “Honor your father and mother.” These verses gives you some ways to NOT honor your parents—cursing, or saying bad words, about your father and not thanking your mother. It may not seem like a big deal, but it is the beginning of a dark and bad path. People who are mean to their parents can end up doing other bad things, too.
So, today, say some nice words to and about your Dad. Say “Thanks” to your Mom for all she does for you. God's laws were given to us to show us our need for Jesus. If you've messed up and have not honored your parents, ask God for forgiveness and ask him to help you. That is the beginning of a path full of life and goodness.
Dear Lord, sometimes it's hard to honor my parents. Please forgive me and help me to listen to them, to say nice words to and about them, and to thank them for all they do. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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