How to Build a Life:
Give Honor to Whom Honor is Due
When in Doubt, Follow the Instructions.
God’s Commands are Blueprints for Building Our Lives.
Commandment #1: Put God First (Exodus 20:1-3)
Commandment #2: Accept No Substitutes (Exodus 20:4-6)
Commandment #3: Give God the Respect Due Him (Exodus 20:7)
Commandment #4: Take Time to be Holy (Exodus 20:8-11)
An Affirmation of work, rest, social justice, & worship
Give Honor to Whom Honor is Due (Exodus 20:12)
A Crisis of Disrespect in our Culture
- Disrespect for our Country.
- Disrespect for the Rule of Law.
- Disrespect for Law Enforcement.
- Disrespect for our
- Disrespect for Each Other
Chaos Happens when we Fail to Respect Others
What Does it Mean to Honor Father & Mother?
- Obey Your Father and Your Mother (Ephesians 6:1-3).
- Respect Your Father and Your Mother (Proverbs 30:17).
- Take Care of Your Father and Your Mother (Mark 7:10-12).
Do You Respect Authority?
Children, Are You Obeying Your Parents?
Are You Helping Your Aged Parents Meet Their Needs?
The Ten Commandments provide a moral blueprint for how to build successful lives. The first four can be summarized as Put God First, Accept No Substitutes, Give God the Respect Due Him, and Take Time to be Holy. This Sunday we will examine the fifth: Give Honor to Whom Honor is Due.
Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Our culture is facing a crisis of disrespect. We have become so morally, socially, and politically polarized that people are not civil with each other anymore. Shouting, name-calling, intolerance, “cancelling,” doxing, and violence have replaced civil conversation and dialog. There is widespread disrespect for our country, the rule of law, law enforcement, our elected leaders, and for others.
The fifth commandment teaches us respect and that respect begins at home. If respect is not found there, chaos will eventually spill out into all of society. I say more in my lesson.