Rabbi Philip Lanning
Exodus 20:12; 1 Samuel 16:10-11; 17:28; 22:3-4; Psalm 27:10; 51:5; Ephesians 6:1-3
Honoring your father and mother is a commandment that comes with a promise of inheritance. An inheritance to complete the mission that Adonai has for each of us. Parents deserve honor because they are the co-creators that Adonai used to bring us into the world. In honoring our parents we recognize that we are not an accident, or a mistake, but that we were perfectly designed with the right DNA to accomplish the mission that Adonai has for us.