To honor is to respect and hold in high esteem. In early childhood, children naturally honor their parents. They look to their parents for everything. As they grow up, they begin to see mommy and daddy’s flaws. This may cause them to disrespect their parents thereby creating a strain in parent-child relationship.
In parenting and when there is a strain in parent-child relationship, Exodus 20:12 should give us a reason to lay down our pride and strive for a healthy relationship with our child. It should give us a reason to speak life over our children instead of cursing them in anger. It should give us a reason to value our place in our children’s life.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. -Exodus 20:12
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) – Ephesians 6:2 (KJV)
Let’s be honorable parents.