Some people rather proudly boast, “I may not be a saint, but I always pay my debts!” Is that really true? Many people fail to pay their debt to the human beings they owe most. Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Exodus 20:12 (ESV)
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
“This fifth commandment still belongs to the first half of the law which concerns our duty to God. For our parents, at least while we are children, stand towards us in loco Dei: They represent God’s authority. Yet often it is in their own homes that people, young people especially, are at their most selfish and inconsiderate. It is all too easy to be ungrateful and neglectful, and to fail to show our parents due respect and affection.” [John R. W. Stott, Basic Christianity, (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1958), p. 67]