“My son, forget not thou my Law, but let thine heart keep my commandments. For they shall increase the length of thy days and the years of life, and thy prosperity” (Proverbs 3:1,2, Geneva Bible). Parents, may our “commandments” be echoes of the Lord’s commandments.
- “Honor thy father and they mother, that thy days may be prolonged upon the land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee” (Exodus 20:12).
- “Honor thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee upon the land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee” (Deuteronomy 5:16).
- “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 that thou mayest live long on earth. And ye, fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in instruction and information of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:1-4).