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  • Writer's picture DaRhon Conner, D.R.E.

Honor GOD, thy Father



“12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.” (Exodus 20:12 King James Version).


We read the above verse and most of the time think of our earthly parents, however, let us not forget that GOD is our first parent, our heavenly Father Whom breathed us into existence.


“10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.” (Psalm 27:10 KJV).


“15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” (Romans 8:15-16 KJV).


“6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.” (Matthew 6:6 KJV).


“18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18 KJV).



GOD is always there.


“9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9 KJV).


“5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” (Hebrews 13:5-6 KJV).


Now that we have established and reinforced GOD’s place as Father in our lives, what is due to HIM for all of HIS benefits to us? How are we to treat our heavenly Father? We are to honor HIM through obedience.


“33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.” (Deuteronomy 5:33 KJV).


“2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:2-3 KJV).


The Ephesians passage reiterates the Deuteronomy scripture and illustrates two promises for honoring our father and mother. Yes, the Exodus and Ephesians passages refer to earthly parents, but the Deuteronomy scripture ties them together and reminds us that our original Father should be the first recipient of our honor.


What is honor? Honor, as it is used in the old testament, means heavy, numerous, rich, honorable, worthy of respect or high regard. In the new testament it means to prize or fix a value on something, to revere, or venerate.


If we show GOD that HE is worthy of our respect by obeying, worshiping, and praising HIM, if we show our earthly parents respect, and that they are valuable to us by how we treat them; if we do those things we are entitled to two promises.


One promise is long life and the other is that it may be well with us. The promise of long life means that our lives will not be cut short, no premature deaths, when some disease or situation should’ve taken us out it didn’t. Long life means our lives are extended, lengthened, stretched out, and prolonged. A well life means we will have good, pleasing, delightful, and cheerful lives. Does this mean we will never have problems? No. We’ll have problems. They’re a part of the human experience, however, our good days will outweigh our bad days as the song says.


So, as we go about honoring our earthly parents, let us not forget to give our first Parent the honor due to HIM. May we make it our life’s work to show reverence, respect, and veneration to the One Who created us in HIS image. Be blessed, Family with long and well lives in Jesus’ name. Amen (it is so, may it be fulfilled).


“23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.” (Ephesians 6:23-24 KJV).



How to be Saved


Romans 10: 9-13


That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (KJV).

9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (NLT).


Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!” 11-13 Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help. (MSG).

Romans 5:8


8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (KJV)


8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (NLT)


It is your belief that saves you, family. If you believe, you will speak what you believe and not be ashamed or embarrassed to do so, whether you are alone or among others. Simply talk to GOD. Say aloud to God:


“I confess all my sin known and unknown, and ask You, GOD, to forgive me. I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, crucified, died for my sins, and rose from the dead. Jesus, come into my heart and make me new in You. Save me, Lord! Jesus, you are Lord. Be Lord over my life. Thank You, GOD for Your forgiveness. Thank You, Jesus, for making me Your own. Amen.”


You are now saved. You may not feel different or you may. Just know that the internal change is taking place once you uttered that prayer in faith. Day by day, you will begin to be transformed into whom GOD wants and created you to be. You will care more about the things of GOD than your own personal desires, and you will want to share the word of GOD when you have the opportunity. Begin to read your bible daily, and learn about GOD's will for your life. If you are not already a member of a local church, I encourage you to pray and allow GOD to guide you to the right fellowship for you. The pastor will help you grow in your gifts and talents so that you can begin to use them for GOD’s glory, and you and the other members will encourage and help each other along this journey with GOD.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.










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