“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1).
Yup! That’s right! Children should obey their parents for this is right. Amen! Amen!
When adults/parents read this verse, we automatically think this verse doesn’t pertain to us as we are parents/adults that our kids ought to obey and honor. We’re convinced that this verse is talking to children. You know, kids. Like, little people.
But, what if I were to tell you that this would be an incomplete understanding of this verse?
I am fifty three-years-old. To my children and their friends, I am ancient. But, when I go home to mom and dad’s house, I’m still their child. In fact, I will never stop being their child.
While the truth of this verse certainly applies to kiddos and teenagers, it absolutely applies to adult children of all ages.
So, if you are blessed enough to have living parents, how can you obey and honor them today? What can you do to let your parents know how much you love them, that because of Christ, you choose to honor them?
If you no longer have living parents, you are not off the hook. Their legacy still continues through you. How can you honor and obey your parents today? Because of what God has done for you in Christ, what can you do to honor the legacy of your parents?
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.