The fifth commandment is ‘Honor your father and mother.’ But how? And for how long? Does this command come with an expiration date? Maybe God should have said, ‘Honor your father and mother…. until you are 18.’ And must we honor our parents if they are bad parents? Perhaps it should be ‘Honor your father and mother….. if they are worthy of your honor.’ Listen as Pastor Matt examines to show how that culture has downplayed the role of family and the authority of parents to the detriment of the church, and how that if you consider everything we know about this text then any excuse to dishonor our parents is eliminated.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Enticement of Sinners
8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction,
and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
9 for they are a graceful garland for your head
and pendants for your neck.