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Make Wise Appeals
A mother glanced out her front window and saw some people walking toward the front door. She did not have time to talk with them right then, so she told her daughter to tell them she was not at home. How could this daughter honor her mother without disobeying God’s Word, which instructs us not to lie? (See Colossians 3:9.)
Honoring parents does not mean we are to obey a request to do something that is contrary to the higher law of God.