Saturday March 4, 2017
The Fourth Commandment.
You shall honor your father and your mother [that it may be well with you and you may live long upon the earth].
What does this mean?--Answer.
We should fear and love God that we may not despise nor anger our parents and masters, but give them honor, serve, obey, and hold them in love and esteem.
We’re all about our rights in our world. What are we owed? The Ten Commandments though aren’t so much about rights as they are about responsibility. And the first responsibility we owe to humans in the Ten Commandments are to parents and the government. And so we practice honoring others, and by doing so, we practice more deeply honoring God who deserves all of our honor, service, obedience, love and esteem.
Prayer: Holy Father, help us to honor our parents and all those you have placed in authority over us. Protect those who suffer at the hands of parents who misuse their authority. And grant that in all things we may honor you as the parent who will never leave or forsake us. Amen.
Greetings and peace be with you,
Throughout Lent, the Lutheran Camping Corporation will be sending out daily devotions for your use. We invite you to read and reflect upon these devotions as part of your Lenten discipline.
This devotion, written by Pastor Clifton Eshbach, includes one of the texts from the daily lectionary in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as some prayers and hymns from ELW that may be used in your Lenten discipline of study and reflection.