That it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.
Read Chapter 6
What is promised in honoring one’s father and mother is not intended for the Jews alone, nor was it intended as an outright financial exchange…. For there surely have been many who, even while being obedient to their parents, died abruptly. Others who have been irreverent to their parents have reached extreme old age…. Rightly interpreted, the command looks for the land that the Lord promises to Israel. It is offered to those who have left the spiritual Egypt. It calls us to patience as we traverse the vast and terrible wilderness of this life, as we overcome great challengers whom the Lord strikes down and as we enter into the Judea that flows with milk and honey. .