The Fifth Commandment – For Young Children

“Honour thy father and thy mother”


that we must love and obey our parents — both our earthly mom and dad, as well as our
heavenly Father-Mother God. We must be thankful for all the good they do for us. We must learn to pay attention to them, because of their greater wisdom. We should honor our parents by doing what they ask us to do, and behaving in ways that would please them. And, when our earthly parents are very old, we must not forget all they did for us when we were little. We would want to make sure they are properly loved and cared for, if they cannot take care of themselves.

“Honour thy father and thy mother”


to stay out of trouble in our daily life. In fact, God promises a long life to those who obey this commandment. Until we are older and wiser, it is best to listen to God and to our earthly
parents. In the Bible, we find that God has given us many rules to live by, including the Ten Commandments. If we honor Him, we will obey these commandments gladly. We can honor our mom and dad by willingly and gladly obeying the family rules. We love God and our parents because they first loved us.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume One: The Ten Commandments”
Copyright 2001)

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