NextLevel Online: Deuteronomy

Session 6: Word #5 - Honor Parents

Word #5 deals with honoring your mother and father. Why was it important to honor or respect parents in ancient Israel?



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How did you do in obeying the word since the last session?

Word #5 deals with honoring your mother and father. What age group was this directed towards? How do you know?

Why was it important to honor or respect parents in ancient Israel?

Read Mark 7:1-13. What was the problem with the religious leaders? How does Jesus claim they are in violation of Word #5?

Deuteronomy 17:8-13 deals with issues surrounding honoring authority in ancient Israel. How does this text encourage respect?

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 lists several rules for the king. What is the king expected to do?

What purposes are listed in Deuteronomy 17:19-20 for the king’s “copy work”?

Read Psalm 1:1-3. The word used for “law” in verse 2 is torah in Hebrew, the same word used for what the king should copy in Deuteronomy 17. What advantages does Psalm 1 list for meditating on these words?

How does Deuteronomy 21:18-21 envision Word #5 being worked out in the community? How would this account encourage people to honor their parents?

What is one specific way you can obey this word this week?

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