He steps out of the safety of the cave and begins to plan his next step.
First he protects his parents. (“Honor your father and mother”)
He could have just abandoned them to protect himself, but he knew God was in control of this, so he wanted to obey that commandment.
We should never violate what we know God’s word says just to make it easier on ourselves.
If God is in control, then we know that following His word always works out best even if it may seem harder at first.