Parents and Elderly
Leviticus 18,19; Psalm 13; Acts 19
“Each of you must respect his mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the Lord your God…Rise in the presence of the aged. Show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the Lord.”
Leviticus 19:3, 32
God equates how we respect the elderly with how we honor him.
Why is that?
Respect and honor begin in our homes with the way we treat our parents. As we honor authority in our homes, we learn to honor God as our source of authority. The aged have lived life longer than us, they have something to teach us. This is an attitude of humility. God highly honors humility and respect for authority. The way we treat our parents even as they age, and the way we treat the elderly around us, speaks to the way we respond to God.
“Lord God, thank you for godly parents who love you and taught me the value of authority.”