A Child’s Responsibility To Parents

Summary: A Mothers’ Day message urging parents to instruct their children to honour them, and urging children to show honour to their parents. To be certain, children need to hear the biblical basis for showing their parents respect, and for accepting that they have responsibilities due to those whom God has placed over them. What may be missing from the instruction provided in the contemporary assembly is the fact that until our parents pass from this life, we still have responsibilities toward them. Until the end of days, a child is responsible to honour her father and her mother. Even after a child’s parents have passed from the scene, a young man or woman is responsible to honour their memory. What began in childhood will continue throughout life. Each of us will be responsible to honour our parents until they die and even beyond.