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BIBLE MEDITATION:

"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land

which the Lord thy God giveth thee." Exodus 20:12



DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Whether you are young or old, you can honor your parents. How? By showing

respect! Leviticus 19:3 says, "Each of you must respect his mother and

father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God." KJV uses

the words, ""Ye shall "fear" every man his mother and his father". Now that

word "fear" doesn't mean to tremble in the presence of your parents. That

is, you are to have a holy respect for your father and your mother. You may

say, "But, my parents are not worthy of respect." With all due respect, you

aren't either. None of us are worthy. Only perfect children can demand

perfect parents, and no children are perfect. Our parents are imperfect. We

are imperfect. But God is holy, and He says that we are to respect our

parents.



ACTION POINT:

What's your relationship like with your parents? If you've been showing less

than the type of biblical respect that God requires, then begin today to

turn that around for His glory!





In His Love & Service,



Pastor Larry E. Campbell

St. Paul A.M.E. Church, San Bernardino, CA

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