Honor your father and mother in the context of love God first as our primary and sole compass of our hearts and minds not only as redeemed individuals but as redeemed families as Scriptures point out
Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
A Time for Everything
3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
The God-Given Task
9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.
14 I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him. 15 That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.[a]
Psalm 119:105 English Standard Version (ESV)
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
All else including worldly affairs like planets in perfect harmony sustained nurtured defined rotate around Him
In proper circular orbit
before the depths of eternity
Especially when we come from non christain homes
Regretfully at times It is so hard when the commandment honor your mother and father echoes in our ears and hearts yet with Eves sin twisting of God’s Word
Yet we must
Set example and not compromise or water down our gospel
Be the city on the hill
The salt of the earth
Not only in the world but in the midst of our families and friends..
Matthew 5:14-16 English Standard Version (ESV)
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that[a] they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
Yet tragically instead of being that salt
That light-pointers to Christ
Our non Christian friends and family
Become obstacles not only to us in our walk of faith but to them from knowing
God the source of all good and blessings
Christians and non Christians receive alone from Him on a daily basis 24-7…