Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Honor your parents

For June morning devotions I've been reading the book of Sirach in the Bible. This is one that Martin Luther removed, so I'm not very familiar with it. Most Christians around the world do have this one, however. Anyway, for Father's Day there's a wonderful expansion on the commandment to honor your parents.

Sirach 3:12-13.
My son, take care of your father when he is old;
grieve him not as long as he lives.
Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him;
revile him not in the fullness of your strength.

Isn't that beautiful? I know so many people who have lovingly honored parents in this way. It's definitely not easy.

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