Driving home, Jacob’s mom said, “Honey, I’ll need you to help us take in the groceries.”
Jacob’s mouth spluttered, “But why?” before he even thought about it.
His mother sighed and was about to answer his question when his father, who sat in the passenger seat, spoke.
“Son, there are certain things in life we don’t have to have a reason for doing. Helping our parents is one of those things.”
Jacob gulped. “Ms. Sharon spoke about that in Sunday School yesterday. She said the 10 Commandments are like that. They are rules we follow just because God told us to.”
His mother nodded, with a relieved smile. “Yes, God wants us to honor Him by trusting that He wouldn’t ask us to do anything that would be harmful. Because your Dad and I work hard to love you the way God does, we need you to trust us the same way.”
“Ok. I will help. I bet I can carry 10 bags with one hand!”
Jacob’s parents laughed, and watched as he did indeed manage to carry ten grocery bags into the kitchen in one hand.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. (Ephesians 6:1)
What are some things that you can do today to honor your parents and God?