Different scenarios require different responses. So rather than a simple “go” or “don’t go” answer, let’s look at the posture of our hearts towards God and our parents.
If our hearts are rightly postured, and we seek to glorify Him in all our actions, we would be able to make the right decisions.
Outwardly actions may seem right and good, but they can be driven by the wrong intentions.
One might say: “I want to prioritise God, so I will go for cell regardless of what my parents say because I want to put God first.”
Sounds almost reasonable, but only the person will know what his true intentions are.
Do they truly want to honour God or is it FOMO?
… choosing to honour our parents is always a good place to start.
Two people can make the decision to go for cell: one may be right in doing so, and the other may be wrong.
Our role is not to judge one another on this; God sees our heart’s posture and intentions.
But choosing to honour our parents is always a good place to start.
These nuggets of wisdom have been adapted from our full article here — you’ll find more tips for honouring God and your parents within!