Whether it’s a matter of obeying parents or submitting to civil, ecclesiastical, or other authorities, the fifth commandment proclaims its message to people of all positions and stations of life, calling for the application of its vital truths to every aspect of private and public life.
What is honor? How does it agree with or differ from obedience? How does the fifth commandment apply to submission in civil and church realms? When is disobedience to authorities lawful? What are the dangers inherent in rebellion and revolt?
Honor thy Father and Mother addresses these and other issues dealing with the practical application of the fifth commandment to individuals and society. As Swiss Reformer Pierre Viret and his contemporary John Calvin delve into the meaning and blessings of God’s command for honor and obedience, their refreshingly applicable writings provide a solid Biblical foundation for those seeking a better understanding of the wisdom and treasure of the fifth commandment.