“Honor your father and your mother so that you may live long in the land the Lord our God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12

This is dedicated to my younger readers. Respect and honor to parents are necessary to receive the promises of God. In this case, God has promised that you live long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. When I was young, I would sit around and try to figure out how long I would live because when I made a mistake, I imagined that I was cutting days and years off of my life. So, I tried to be obedient to them because I wanted to live a long time. I am so glad for the mercy and grace of God in helping me and teaching me to understand the importance of honor and respect. Obedience to the Lord is the key to a long and happy life.

Patrice Tankard

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