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There are several things you can do for your grandparents. Today, we will look at one thing you can do for your grandparents. Respect them!

Yes, as simple as that sounds, respect them.

One of the ten commandments given by God to the Israelites talked about respecting parents.

“Honor your father and your mother. then you will live a long time in the land. The Lord God is going to give you this land.”

Exodus 20: 12 ICB

You respect them because God is still their God!

Though old, weak, and grey hairs decorating their heads, they are still God’s children. He hasn’t forgotten them and will never do so.

Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you, and I will save you.

Isaiah 46:4 ICB

Your grandparents in a way are also your parents. They may not have directly given birth to you but still have some authority over you.

Whatever promises God made to you, He made to them also.
When He helps you, they also receive help.
God provides for them as He provides for you too.

He saved them as He saved you.
Jesus died for them just as He died for you.
In their old age, God is still their strength.
As you ask for strength, they also ask the same from God. And God gives you both.

They have the power to bless you. Their blessings come as a result of their deep affection for you. You are like another child to them; their golden child.

Israel blessed Joseph’s sons before he died.

They have the power to bestow wealth on you.

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children…

Prov. 13:22 AMP

Respect them as you do your parents.

May God continue to strengthen our grandparents in Jesus’ name. Amen.

God, thank you for still being there for my grandparents. Thank you for providing and protecting them.

Action point:
How about checking on your grandparents this week or visiting them?

My grandparents will live to eat the fruit of their labour.

Read yesterday’s article here