Jesus Christ quoted the Fifth Commandment to “honor your father and mother” in the book of Matthew.
[Steve Myers] Exodus 12:7 Exodus 12:7And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
American King James Version×says “Honor your father and mother”. Christ mirrored these exact same words in the book of Matthew. And in this case, it’s Matthew chapter 15 and verse 4. Christ quotes that commandment. He says, “God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’” (Matthew 15:4 Matthew 15:4For God commanded, saying, Honor your father and mother: and, He that curses father or mother, let him die the death.
American King James Version×)
Now, the reason this came up in Matthew 15 was the fact that the people of the day were claiming to honor their mother and father by a little system that really wasn’t directly honoring them in any way. Here’s what Christ said. “Whoever says to his father and mother, ‘Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God,’” He says, “then he need not honor his father and mother. Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.”
You see, that tradition have the appearance of honoring mom and dad, but in actuality, it was an affront to God. So God says no, you have to honor father and mother. That’s a requirement. And so Christ backed that up and made sure people would understand. So we can’t be hypocritical. Part of our worship to God is expressed in the fact that we do honor our father and mother.
That’s BT Daily. We’ll see you next time.