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Should I obey my parents? Should I obey them even when my father abuses me Physically and Emotionally?

Under the Old Covenant which God made with Israel at Sinai, the commandment given is to ‘honour’ your father and mother. Exodus 20:12 also Deuteronomy 5:16 and Matthew 15:4

In Mark 10 one asks Jesus what he should to inherit eternal life: Mark 10:17-19

See also Paul's advice to the Ephesians in Ephesians 6:1-3

Does your father abuse you because he is evil? Or do you provoke him to anger by your behaviour? You don’t say how old you are. What does your mother think of the way your father treats you? Is the scale of abuse a matter for the police?

God’s requirements are clear. Respect for your parents does not depend on how they treat you. If they treat you badly but you still honour them, this is acceptable with God.

Jesus gives the following commandment. Matthew 5:44

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God bless,