NB: This is a continuation from honor your father and your mother Part-2.
Adam lived nine hundred and thirty years and he died. Gen 5:5: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died. The mother and father of Adam was God. Adam disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit which God had commanded him not to. He dishonored God but see the years He lived.
Jesus was human, with all characteristics of a man. Those who deny the humanity of Jesus (God in flesh) are Anti-Christ. also see this article; Truths about Jesus. Jesus being a man loved and always obeyed His heavenly parent God. He lived a pure life, He had no sin, 1 Pet 2:22: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth, and always doing the will of His heavenly parent. John 4:34: Jesus said unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Did Jesus honor His earthly parents? Yes! He was a good obedient child to His earthly parents, going against them were need be to do the will of His heavenly father. Although He was obedient to both His heavenly and earthly parents, He lived for only thirty-three years.
A question: If leaving long on earth is about obeying our parents, between Jesus and Adam who was supposed to live long? Definitely Jesus but this is not what the command means.
From the article; honor your father and your mother Part-1, Part-2, and this article; honor your father and mother Part-3, you can concur with me in several facts which man must accept and understand. These facts are;
- Living long on earth does not depend on honoring our biological parents
- Man was not created to live long on earth (her/his days on earth are numbered)
- So the land which God promised and promises man to live long upon is not earth
Let us accept these facts and the true meaning of this commandment. ‘Honor your father and your mother’ is a command which does not talk of our earthly biological parents in any way and God was clearly clarifying this when He gave the reason of obeying it.
Since time memorial, man has a tendency of twisting and perverting everything to suit him/her. Some people have bad attitudes in studying the bible. Some read the bible to suit into their life and into the situations they are facing. A closed mind in studying the bible blocks Holy Spirit from teaching you the word.
A closed mind is a set and blocked heart, and there is no way the Holy Spirit, me, or someone else will ever help you. It is until you open your mind, leave what you know, what you have heard or what you have being taught, leave what you know, that you hear the voice of the Holy Spirit teaching and talking to you as you study the bible. John 14:26: But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us the bible.
The truth in the bible is only revealed to us by the Holy Spirit, and when we block our hearts and minds, we do not hear His voice but only use our acquired worldly knowledge and wisdom to understand the bible and this is the big source of errors, controversies, perversions and twists.
Since this command only talks of God, let us now look at the meat of the command (continued in honor your father and mother Part-4)