My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. – Proverbs 6:20
Parents can be embarrassing, weird and sometimes hard to get. I remember always struggling with embarrassment from the things my parents did. I wished at times I wasn’t related to them and that they’d just leave me alone and let me do my own thing.
However, the Bible verse today says that we are to keep our father’s commands and not to forsake our mother’s teaching. It can be easy to want to forsake what our parents taught us in the face of peer pressure, and it can be easy to want to ignore what our parents tell us to do and the limits that they set.
However, God put our parents in our lives for a purpose. He wants us to listen to the wisdom that they offer and to hear what they have to say. Often, your parents can give you the input you need to make a good decision and save you from heartache.
Our part is to be humble enough to receive what they have to say. They aren’t perfect and they’re going to do things that are going to drive you crazy and that you don’t agree with, but they are put in your life for a purpose. So be willing to learn what you can from them and get their input. In the long run, you’ll be glad that you made the decision to honor your parents.