MFM Daily Devotional 22 November 2023

TOPIC: Honour Your Parents

FIRE SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 5:6-16 
I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Thou shalt have none other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:

Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.

13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:

14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.

15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

16 Honour 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, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

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
MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES: When you honour your parents, you honour God.

PROPHETIC WORD FOR TODAY: Heaven will bless you with long life and prosperity for honouring our parents, in the name of Jesus.

PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Take praise and worship songs led by the Holy Spirit.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Ezekiel 48; Daniel 1; Colossians 3 – 4

MFM Daily Devotional 22 November 2023 MESSAGE

Honour your father and mother is the fifth commandment. Obeying it comes with a blessing of long life. Let us examine how we can give honour to our parents in practical ways:

First, you can honour your parents by forgiving them. Your parents might have offended you by saying or doing some bad things against you. They might have made some unwise decisions that negatively affected your life. Jesus forgave those who nailed him to the cross, leaving us a great example (Luke 23:34). You too should honour your parents by extending grace and forgiveness to them.

Second, you can honour your parents by speaking well of them when they are alive and when they have died. Speak well of them to your churches and communities The Bible warns children not to curse or assault their parents. That would amount to violating the fifth and the sixth commandments (Exodus 21: 15-17; Leviticus 20:9). The third way to honour your parents is to esteem them publicly and privately.

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You can tell your parents the godly values you learnt from them (honesty, bravery, saving money, etc) or write them a formal tribute. Parents derive joy and honour from this.
Another way to honour your parents is to seek their advice and wisdom through the twists and turns of life. The Bible associates old age with greater wisdom (Proverbs 20:29); Job 12:12). So seek your parents’ advice and help on important issues of life. They will feel honoured.

You can also honour your parents by supporting them with love, care, finance, etc. It is wrong to fail to call your parents on phone and visit them regularly.

Finally, you can honoir your parents by providing for them. The Bible says that if you do not provide for your family, you are worse than an infidel. Your parents are members of your family. When you are a child, God expects your parents to provide for you and when your parents are old, He expects you to provide for them. In Mark 7:9-13, Jesus harshly rebuked the Pharisees for their refusal to care for their parents. Beloved, honouring your parents should be an outflow of honouring God.

MFM Daily Devotional 22 November 2023 Prayer Points

1. O Lord, have mercy on me in every way I have defaulted in dishonouring my parents, in the name of Jesus.
2. O Lord, help me to always honour my parents, in the name of Jesus.
3. O Lord, please help me to always be in the truth, in the name of Jesus.

4. My parents shall eat the fruit of their labour in my life, in the name of Jesus.
5. The enemy will not cut short my life, in the name of Jesus.
6. My parents shall not bury any of their children, in the name of Jesus.
7. By Your mercy O Lord, every good seed my parents have planted in me shall bear fruits, in the name of Jesus.