One of the first verses I had my children memorize was Ephesians 6:1: Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. I liked having a verse that specifically applied to children, and if they obeyed the verse, it helped me out! However, the mandate to honor and obey parents is not limited to people under 18. In the lists of sinful activities in Romans 1 and 2 Timothy 3 have "disobedient to parents" among such sins as murder and malicious gossip. Serious stuff. How can we as adult children make sure that we are not falling into sin as regards the people who raised us? Once again, we must turn to the example of Jesus. As an adult, he showed us how to respect our parents by the way he treated his own mother.
The first miracle Jesus did was not his idea.