Whose voice has the most weight in your child’s life?
Exodus 20:12 says, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.”
The Hebrew word for honor in this verse is kabad, which means “to give weight.” When Jody and I first discovered this, it was quite the aha! moment.
Our voices must carry the most weight in our children’s lives. More weight than their friends’ voices. More weight than Facebook. More weight than what they see on TV or listen to on their iPods. What we think should mean more to our kids than what their followers on Instagram and Tumblr think.
Stay tuned for the next few posts because we’re going to talk more about this and how this is really the core of what it means to have authority in our homes.