EXODUS 20:12; EPHESIANS 6:1-2
Embedded in the Decalogue, the Bible clearly articulates our responsibility to our fathers—whether by birth or adoption.
At the midpoint of the Ten Commandments, the emphasis shifts. The first four commandments outline man’s responsibility to God. The remaining six govern interpersonal relationships and begin with the command to honor one’s parents.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.”
The apostle Paul reiterates the commandment in two epistles providing validation for a New Testament life principle (Eph. 6:2; Col 3:20).
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise.”
Use Father’s Day to remind yourself of all the good times spent with your father. And then, honor your father today by expressing love and gratitude to him for the investment he has made in your life!
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. With 40 plus years of ministry experience, Rev. McCracken is known for authenticity in communicating biblical truth that makes his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
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