Monday, July 26, 2010

Honoring Mom and Dad

"God said, 'Honor your father and mother' ... But you say that if a man says ... 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is a gift devoted to God,' he is not to 'honor his father' with it" - Jesus (Matthew 15:4-6a NIV)
Jesus' view of keeping the 5th Commandment is not just saying, "Sir" and "Ma'am", it includes taking care of them financially in their old age.

The Pharasees got around this, in their own minds, by saying all they had belonged to God and couldn't be used for others.

Using religious technicalities and excuses for furthering one's own agenda may fool some who don't think it through, but it certainly doesn't fool God, and he's the one who gives us breath.1

God is interested in people, not religious pretexts.

- fritz

1 - Acts 17:25

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