The Bible is the written word of God. There, you can find ten commandments God gave to humanity (Exodus 20:1-17). These are a set of principles set by God that show people the right path they should take while living in society.
If you follow them, you will receive the blessing that is implied for obeying to God. However, there is a specific commandment that has a doble portion of blessings. This commandment can bless you greatly if you decide to put it into practice.
“Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise. So that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Ephesians 6:2-3
This means give them the position of respect and authority they have. it also implies to prize them highly, care for them, show them respect, and obey them.
This is the first commandment with a promise. In this Bible verse you can clearly read the double blessing you will receive if you keep and put into practice this commandment that appears several times in the Bible.
- Things will go well with you.
- You will enjoy long life on the earth.
So, now you now the truth, ask God to help you do your best to love your parents. Not only for the blessings you will receive, but also to show them how greatful you are for all they have done for you.
If there is the case that you feel your parents don’t help you keep this commandmet due to the way they are or behave, remember that you have a Heavenly Father that will show you the best way to show them love. Put them into your prayers for God to change and heal their hearts. Blessings!