Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. ~ Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV
Do you know how to live a long life on earth? The answer to this is found in honoring your parents. One might ask, “could it be that simple?” It appears to be so!
One of the commandments is to honor your father and mother. It was one of the commandments we find in the Old Testament. It was a promise God made to everyone to live a long life on earth. Parents are not perfect by all means but they love. Without receiving the love of God first it is impossible to love the way God created us to love. Many people may compare one parent to another but we can not see what was in the heart of the person. They may not have received God’s love and therefore we see behavior that is not Godly towards another family member.
If you, being a son or daughter of the most high, have received Jesus as your savior you have the love of God in you. We must allow his love to flow through us and there is a reward of long life. Honor your parents until they go home to meet the Lord and it will be well with you.