This is the weekly Devotional Column that was missed in the Laurinburg Exchange this week.
Exodus 20:12 - “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
This verse is part of the 10 Commandments. In today’s society we have to keep reminding that these were not the 10 Suggestions. In fact, this is repeated in eight places in the Bible. Maybe God is trying to tell us something. You think? We constantly see people (and I mean young and old) who are very disrespectful to their mothers. They do not realize how important this lady is to their life. None of us would be here if it was not for a mother. God encourages us to hold these special ladies up in high regard. In fact, He makes it worth our while. Paul tells us, “‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise.” (Ephesians 6:2) In fact, it is the only one of the 10 Commandments that carries a promise with it. God thinks very highly of Mothers – so we should too. This weekend, be sure to honor your Mother in a very special way that will mean so much to her. This will bring a New Hope for Today.