The Fifth Commandment

This is my first message on the Fifth Commandment, “Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”  This sermon first attempts to expound what it means to honor one’s parents, then shows the extent of a child’s obedience (“in all things”), and finally shows the reward of obedience: a long life.  A clear understanding of the commandment shows just how far short each of us has fallen of perfect obedience, and how dearly we need a Saviour Who always obeyed this, as well as all the rest of God’s laws.