In this 8th Grade lesson, we study the 4th Commandment. We define the word "honor" and explore real-world examples of how we can both uphold and violate the Fourth Commandment.
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Our parents have the important job of raising us to be good and faithful servants of God. They have the responsibility to teach us, keep us safe and healthy, and to be good examples for us. This is not easy! God knows how important a parent’s job is, so He gave us the fourth Commandment: honor your father and mother.
This Commandment tells us how we can help them do their job.
What does God mean by the word honor? Many things! To honor someone means to show them love and respect. It means being obedient and thankful. These are all things we must do for our parents. We honor our parents by our words and our deeds. Let’s list a few ways we can honor our parents:
We must also honor other people who have authority over us. Let’s list some of these people:
These people have the same responsibility to take care of us, so we must show them the same honor that we must show our parents. You don’t have to love these people, but it’s good to appreciate and respect them for their ability to take care of you
How do we violate the fourth Commandment? By not showing love and respect to the people we should, and by not being obedient and thankful. Let’s list some of the deeds that break the fourth Commandment:
Can you think of more deeds that break the fourth Commandment?
There is only one time when you may break this Commandment. If anyone in authority asks you or tells you to sin, you must say no. It is more important not to sin!
It’s good to remember that our parents have the job of helping us know, love, and serve God. When we honor them, we honor God, too.
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