Monday, July 6, 2015
Honor - not every parent qualifies.
First, if you look at the biblical definition for "mother and father" you will see not every parent qualifies. The root to the words basically refer to those who nurture, love, protect and care for. Second, you cannot take this out of the overall context of scripture. God does not tell us to allow evil to thrive. Nor does he want us to remain abused. In comparison scripture tells us to give extra honor to those who preach and teach, yet Jesus openly berated the pharisees who were teachers/preachers but who did evil. Honoring comes in many forms, but cannot co-exist with no accountability. We do not honor by turning a blind eye to abuse. That is called enabling and it devalues, it doesn't honor.