Love and Honor Them

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you” Exodus 20:12, ESV.

Growing up I watched how my mother took care of my grandfather for seven years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and she took him into our home and cared for him until his last breath. You might think he was a great man for her to have honored him in this way. Actually he was quite physically abusive and mean when she was growing up, but he was still her father and she made it her business to care for him no matter what. Out of eleven siblings, she was the only one who stepped to the plate and honored him. Now she is blessed and the favor of God is all over her life. I truly believe it’s because of how she honored him.

How well you honor your mother and father is how well your children will honor you.

Just as your parents cared for you in your infancy and helpless state as a child, make an effort to care for your parents in their helpless state. Don’t throw them away. They may not deserve honor because of how they treated you, but they are still your parents and God expects you to love and honor them.

My mother had a background in nursing and she hired a home health aide to come in regularly. My grandfather had also retired from years of work at a steel company, so he wasn’t a financial strain. It was a perfect setup. However, your situation may be different. Ask the Lord how He wants you to care for your mother and father. Honor them and you will be blessed and the favor of the Lord will be on your life.

How well you honor your mother and father is how well your children will honor you.

Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking to my heart. Help me to honor my mother and father in a way that pleases you. Heal every wound that they’ve caused and give me the strength to do right by them. Thank you Lord for them. Bless me so that I can be a blessing to my mother and father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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18 thoughts on “Love and Honor Them”


      That is the most beautiful text I’ve read. Thank you for sharing it because I’m about to take on a responsibility like so.
      The prayer is very encouraging.
      Have a GREAT MOTHER’S DAY.

      1. I too care for my mother on a daily basis, some days can be challenging. but I always ask God to help me and to remind me of how wonderful she was before she got old. and than I can look at her her and smile and remember to honor her no matter what. and to always love and pertect
        her like she did me.

    2. Thank you Lord Father, for my parents ma is with you dad is dad. It’s an extreme blessing you are my ma and dad Daddy I love you so much Daddy. I miss ma so much I love the love you’ve shown and showered me with thank you Lord Father.

  2. Father thank you for these words today they have blessed me more then gold you are my strength in all I do when I fail you are my redeemer you are my source of all that’s good in my life in Jesus beautiful name thank you

  3. A man that I barely know shared with me today a story about his Father. He said he saw him once, when he was seven years old. As he grew up he was drinking alcohol with another man and the man said “you know you look like this guy..” And that’s the only way he found out who his dad was. Later his dad needed a job and this man was in operations management. He said he asked his mom should he help this man who was his father yet he didn’t know him. His mom said its your choice and went on to say “he didn’t do anything for you” he said he wasn’t bitter towards his father but wanted to please his mother. His father is now dead and he regrets the decision. LISTEN to your conscious or first mind as people say, We have all experienced that voice and I am 100% sure its the voice of Jesus Christ, who leads, guides and teaches us through the Holy Spirit sent by our Father in heaven. #asiministertoyouiministertomyself

    1. Thankyou Tasha I’m searching for my real father hope its not to late . I’m 50 last time I saw him 6 yes old. I have forgiven my. Mother stepfather and father for all the wounds, hurts, pains, traumas, a abandonment. I have honored and acknowledged the good they have done. I’ve had do many wounds head to toe like black holes in your soul. I fear has caused me so much physical illness. Recovering inner healing literally a getting to the roots. Praying for this addictions to go. Relationships that reinforce I’m. No good. I AM GOOD and worthy and lovable accepted and wanted cherished and loved. Glory and honour to father God my mother stepfather and father. May the Lord heal their hearts and wounds draw them close build a bridge where there is none. Thank you for the gift of life.

  4. Also, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY D.O.T.K.!!! Truly gifted, I Thank my Father in heaven for the obedience in spirit. You’re devotionals have been a great tool in my walk with Jesus!

  5. Happy Mothers Day to all DOTK may the Lord bless you and keep you may HIS face shine down upon you your countenance be HIS. Full of glory and light. May you feel appreciated by loved ones friends and strangers be lavishedcwith so much love not enough room to contain it. You are the glue. Give up the need tocontrol manipulate and lie to get your way make things hhappen. Enable poor behavior. Set heat. Boundaries. Sow love in your heart praise for the good others do be a little less critical and judgmental forgiving inspiring creating unitity not division laugh a little it’s hard trying to do it all your self lean into Jesus takingvheedcto my own words

  6. Amen, I bless YOU LORD , for everything, concerning dis very topic , GOD is wonderful , I always pray to GOD to give me d grace to care and look after my mom. I always feel for her as if am not doing what I am expected to do. Far away from her makes me feel dat am not not doing enough for her. I am jus Asking d children of GOD (Sisters) to pray for me dat every barrier delaying me to be a blessing for my Mom, GOD will remove it as from this moment in JESUS name.

    1. I pray and stand in agreement with my sister Lord to remove all barriers . I also pray for me to to get my life back in order to be that great daughter again, not to. Be a disappointment and help her through her old age as I did my gram. Happy mother’s day to you too gram in heaven most beautiful soul and the the mist quietest careen goth I’ve ever known or seen next to Jesus. Thank you for making a difference in my life.

  7. Amen Thank you Father God for the Love of My Mother and Father Children respect your parents always and allow God to get the glory Amen Love My three Parents I have a beautiful Aunt that help out with raising three children and helping out with other family members so I praise God and I thank God for all parents the love from a parent

  8. Thank you God for this word, help me to honor my MOM in the way you want me to. In Jesus Name Amen.

  9. LORDπŸ‘‘ you made us and you know all about us!πŸ’― we want to be pleasing to you JESUSπŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘I know you are working behind the scene on this especially !!!! I shall do my best and in CONFIDENCE I KNOW YOU SHALL DO THE REST!!!πŸŽπŸ’πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’―πŸ•¦πŸ•šπŸ•₯πŸŽ‰πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺπŸ’“πŸ’ͺ

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