Last night we talked about the parent - teenager relationship. Even though we mentioned obeying our parents, we talked more about honoring them. The idea of 'honor' is pretty rare today. Sometimes you hear about honoring the memory of someone who has died. But it seems that honor is most talked about in the military. But honoring our parents? It's practically unheard of. Yet God tells us to do it, and He says it's for our good to honor them.
So, how do you know when you are honoring your parents? It's easy when you have talked with them about certain areas. Don't do drugs. Don't smart off to your teachers. Don't mess with your sister. But what if they haven't spoken about a specific subject or situation? Should you call them to ask what they think? Should you guess? How do you know what will honoring or dishonoring? To help, here are some questions to ask yourself.
There are other questions you can ask, but this should get you started in the right direction. Truthfully, if you're honestly trying to figure out what will honor your parents, God is going to speak to you. And more often than not, the hard question to answer won't be "what honors my parents" but "will I honor them?"
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