The fifth commandment, “Honor thy father and thy mother” as the well-known rendition of the King James Version says, carries with it some extra expectations that were specific to the Israelites that were wandering in the desert. It also begs a question: what does honor look like? And, does the definition of who your “father and mother” matter?
Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.
You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
New International Version, 1984 Edition