Honouring Your Parents When It Is Tough

Obeying the 5th Commandment isn’t always easy. Our backgrounds, cultures, family history, and sinful nature, can make this a very confusing area in following Jesus. After I preached on Exodus 20:12 ,“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you”, I had quite a few people asking me more questions like, “what do I do when my parents are dishonourable?”. “my culture demands honour and obedience, but what do I do when that clashes with what God calls me to do?”, “how do I do this as an adult?”, “I feel like I am split between my parents culture and Australian culture, what do I do?”. With every family there are unique circumstances and I encourage you to seek counsel as you go about determining how best to figure this out. But I thought I would send through a few articles that I found helpful in addressing some elements of these questions:

https://www.challies.com/articles/momentary-obedience-forever-honor

https://www.challies.com/articles/one-mans-honor-is-another-mans-shame

https://www.challies.com/articles/the-commandment-we-forgot-honor-when-honor-is-hard

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Riley Spring