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PARENTS & CHILDREN (Pt.2)
by David G. Rose
Last week we discussed Biblical parenting. Jesus said in Matthew 19:14 NLT, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” The challenge for parents in 2023 is to not just allow their children to find Jesus, but to be a facilitator or expediter in their lives to become Christ followers.
The question this week: What must a parent do to pass on Godly values to the Next Generation? Parents want their children to know family hobbies or ancestral recipes. Some parents even lead their children to share their political persuasions and social concerns. But isn’t Christianity even more important than cooking Grandma’s green beans?
In the book of Ruth, we read a beautiful story about loyalty, devotion, and faithfulness. In this anointed story, we learn much about marriage and family relationships. But the overall truth to see is that being grounded in a deep relationship with God holds the family together.
Naomi was a forceful figure in Biblical history. She and Elimelech immigrated to Judah from Moab due to a severe drought. Their two sons married heathen women and apparently left the faith. But one married Ruth. After the sons died, Ruth built a strong attachment to Naomi and then with God. It has been said that Ruth chose Naomi’s God because she had already chosen Naomi.
Here are some things a parent do to pass on Godly values to the Next Generation:
1. The parents faith must be alive - To convey the importance of God, there is nothing better than the personal factor. Children MUST see in their parents that God is the top priority in their lives. Children know if the faith of the parents of real and authentic. If children see faith alive in Mom and Dad, they are much more likely to accept and follow Christ.
However, please note that Naomi’s two sons did not follow after God. So, yes, it is possible to be raised in a Godly home and still go astray. Each individual makes their own choices. Sad, but true.
Where does faith begin? It begins with a desire. It does not start in arguments or debates. Fussing with your children over their mistakes and childish passions does not lead to starting a desire in their hearts. Debates just stiffens their angry resolve and prolongs goodness.
Parents must pray that the Holy Spirit will awaken their child’s desire to find Jesus. That is why sowing th seeds of the Scripture in their souls while they are very young is so important. Then, you can pray that those righteous seeds will germinate and grow into a blossoming Christin life. Children watch their parents and observe their actions during times of stress, crisis, turmoil, and illness. During those chaotic times, you are teaching how faith governs in your life.
Parents, have your children been impressed with your example? Do they want to serve the Jesus you serve?
Next week: Parents must have a deep compassion for God.
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Monday - March 20, 2023
Fan into flames
2 Timothy 1:6-8 NLT - This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.
Prayer: Dear Lord - Blessed be your holy and wonderful name. The scripture today reminds me that you have given me spiritual gifts that should be used for your glory. Forgive me for hiding those gifts and not using them more. Sometimes fear and intimidation have caused me to hesitate, when you have clearly opened doors for me. May I be more faithful and bold for you. May I never be ashamed of you or what you have done in my life. I recommit to you today. Use me as you wish. In the name of Jesus I pray.
Day of Judgment
by David G. Rose
The Apostle John had Heaven on his mind when he wrote to the Church. Nothing was more important than winning souls to Christ and preparing Believers for the Coming of Jesus. He wanted Believers to not be concerned about the coming Judgment when he wrote in 1 John 4:17 KJV, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world.”
John was saying that Believers should live with confidence that when the Judgment of God comes, we will stand safely in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. The love of Christ will be made perfect in us. We should have no fear of the wrath to come, for we are sheltered in Christ.
And while living in this world, we should have the same traits of character that Christ has. Therefore, true Christians should resemble Jesus and need not to be anxious at the expectation of meeting Him in the Judgment. Indeed, we should live boldly in this present day knowing that we belong to Christ and we are secure in Him.
Therefore, comfort each other and edify one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
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All. Filled. Full.
When kids come home from school, parents feel compelled to ask, “What did you learn today?” The common response is “sharing.”
One of the unsung heroes of the Bible is a little boy mentioned in only one place in all of scripture, though the story is told in all four gospels. On his way out the door to play, his mom handed him a sack lunch. After all, a boy needs to keep his strength up and a good mom needs to know her little guy is well fed.
In his travels, the lad happened upon a gathering of over 5000 people who had come to hear Jesus of Nazareth. Using his diminutive stature to his advantage, he made his way to the front of the crowd where he was so enthralled, he forgot to eat.
As the shadows grew long on the Galilean hillside, followers of Jesus began asking if anyone had food to share. One of the disciples said, “There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?” (John 6:8-9).
Jesus took what seemed like so little, offered thanks to His heavenly Father, and gave it to His disciples to distribute to the crowd. Over and over the disciples returned for more as they shared one boys sack lunch with the multitude. Somehow Jesus never ran out.
“And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full” (Matthew 14:20). All. Filled. Full.
The boy could have kept some back, but he gave it all. It was a small portion in comparison to the crowd, but as he surrendered it to Jesus it burst into more than enough.
So, a little unnamed boy goes home and sits by his mother. She wonders what he did all day long and asks, “What did you learn today?”
He calmly answers, “sharing.”
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26 ESV
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