Re: Verse reading–Exodus 20:12; Luke 2:45-52; John 19:25-27 (day seven)
“Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land.”
It will be a long road back, but we can do it. “He is not willing for any to perish.” We will need to change. Attitudes. Ideas. Where we once thought of His Law as an imposition, a burden, we will now see it as blessing and necessary check on self-will. Where we once resisted His will, we will yield, in our recovery, to a government that rises from His great grace. We will teach children to respect parents, to never consider themselves “free agents” from this obligation of gratitude. We will repent from homes with absent fathers–either physically or emotionally– and will ask only from our children that which we also are willing to live and do.
The Bible doesn’t say God is Law. It says God is Love. But, maybe to God, these are the same thing.