“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:2‭-‬3 NKJV

We read these scriptures a lot to our children, but as we get older, this scripture gets less significant. Although most of us are adults, it’s still important and beneficial to honor our parents.

Honoring our parents as adults doesn’t mean we do everything they tell us. It means we respect their position as our parents. Whether they did a great or a lousy job at raising us, we still honor them because through them, they gave us life. Even if we didn’t know our parents, we still honor them for who they are. It may be difficult, but not impossible.

As we can see, honoring our parents has a promise attached. We’re promised long life. How is long life associated with honoring our parents? Who knows, but it is.

Whoever your parents are, honor them because this is right.