God has chosen to reveal Himself and His care for us first through our earthly mothers and fathers and by extension through other God-ordained authorities. Through them He challenges us to obey Him and to teach us how to show Him the respect He deserves. And even better, He provides many positive incentives to motivate and encourage us to hear and receive, trust and obey. Here are three main points of a sermon from Ephesians 6:1-4 that further expands upon this truth.
- Who is it that I am supposed to honor?
- “Live Long and Prosper” or “Die Young and Miserable”
- How? Through Obedience, Honor, and Gratitude