Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My Father Is a Man Worthy of Honor - Jane Grey

This is a post from back in 2009 by Jane Grey. I read it only just this morning and it really convicted me.
Here is a short preview from the post:

"Honor your father and your mother, that you may live long in the land."
"Our culture is barren of honor. We have no idea what it means to honor another person, much less do we seek to honor those who deserve it, and even less do we come close to honoring those who we are commanded by God to honor. The phrase I quoted above is what Jesus called the first commandment with promise. If we obey this command and give honor to our fathers and our mothers, we are promised long life."
"There is nothing more demeaning for a man than to be disrespected and looked down upon by the people he works hard to serve and protect. Sons and daughters, listen to me. Your father is motivated by his success as a father. If you praise and honor him for the good things he's done (no matter how small) without criticizing him for things he hasn't done (no matter how big) he will be motivated. He will work harder to be a better father. This isn't manipulation or flattery. This is doing what God has commanded you to do. Your father is a man worthy of honor by the mere definition of his role. He is your father, he is worthy of honor. You are his child, you must honor him. By your honor, you will see just how honorable, trustworthy, and capable he is."

Here is the link to the post if you are interested in reading the whole thing. (Which I highly recommend it is worth while)

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