The Name Above All Names - 5th Commandment
The Name Above All Names -
5th Commandment
5. Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the land which Yahuwah your Elohim is giving you.
The fifth commandment tells us to honour our father and mother. First and foremost, this command to honor father and mother is in line with honoring Elohim our Creator. He is, after all, our "heavenly Father" and the one who directs our steps. And He has compassion on his children just as a mother has compassion for her young.
The picture that is implied here is that the parents are teaching and guiding their children within the borders and boundaries of the Torah, which are installed to protect us from all manner of harm. So, by obeying their father and mother, that is, by keeping the commandments of the Torah, children will receive the favor and protection of the Almighty to live long and avoid the pitfalls of sin which shorten man's life on the earth.This is a commandment of promise. It promises long life to those that observe it.
Paul also upholds this interpretation where he commands obedience from the children. For children, to honor father and mother means to obey them.
Ephesians 6:1-3
'Children, obey your parents in Yahuwah, for this is right. "Respect your father and mother"-- which is the first Command with a promise, in order that it may be well with you and you might live long on the earth.'
The command to honor father and mother is thereby shown to be a protective boundary for children. It is for the good of their life that they are to honor their parents. Yet, what happens when this proper behavior is violated? Just as Yahuwah himself disciples those he loves, parents are to discipline their children.
There will be situations where your mother and father will do that which is not good, but you should still honour them- they brought you into this world.
All are to honor Elohim as our heavenly Father. Children are to honor their mother and father by obeying them in line with the Torah
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