Why honor your mother?
You will be ______________ if you honor your mother. (Proverbs 1:8-9; Ephesians 6:1-3)
It __________ go well for you if you don’t honor your mother. (Proverbs 20:20; Exodus 21:7).
What does it look like to honor your mother?
____________ to her: follow her advice. (Proverbs 1:8; 6:20; 31:1-9; 23:22, 25)
______________ her: Tell her why you appreciate her. (Proverbs 31:30-31)
Be _______________ to her: Take care of her. (Proverbs 19:26; 28:24;1 Timothy 5:4; John 19:25-27).
Life Application Questions:
Why do you think God put such a high priority on children honoring their parents (for their whole lifetime)? Is there a connection between honoring our parents and honoring God? If so, what is it?
What does “honor” mean? What does it mean to honor your mother? What does it mean to honor your mother, even if she is not necessarily worthy of honor? How do you honor a mother who has passed away? What benefit is there in honoring our parents?
If you’re a parent, what do your children do (or you wish they would do) to honor you?