Jesus Christ and the Fourth Commandment

According to Luke 2: 51, Jesus subordinated Himself obediently to His mother Mary and her husband, Joseph. Just how far His devotion to His mother extended is demonstrated by His conduct on Golgotha: on the cross He honoured Mary by commending her to the care of Apostle John (John 19: 27).


In His conversation with the rich young man the Son of God mentioned the Fourth Commandment as being important for attaining eternal life (Mark 10: 17-19). In His teaching activity, the Lord reproved the teachers of the law for undermining that aspect of the commandment which applied to providing for one's parents in their old age (Mark 7: 9-13).