April 18th 2012
PARENT,THAT'S YOUR JOB DESCRIPTION
"...teach them diligently to your children..."(Deuteronomy 6 v 7):
A) He had the wrong emphasis.He placed material success above spiritual success.
B) He had the wrong enviroment.He thought his children could in Sodom and not be affected by it.
C) He had the wrong expectation.He thought he could change his surrounding by compromising with them.
D) He set the wrong example.He thought his family would follow his instructions,instead they followed his lifestyle.
E) He had the wrong relationships.He didn't realise, untill it was too late,how sodom had influenced his famiy (Genesis 19vs 4-5).If you think you can live by the world's rules and expect your children to follow God's,you're kidding yourself.Instead of preaching about the shoes you want your chidren to fill, walk in them! lead by example.Outside of your influence as a parent,the four greatest influence in your child's life are thier peers, the internet,media and music.And all are either working for you or against you.You say "but I'm really busy right now",get un-busy! rethink your priorities. Your children's character is being moulded each day,the question is, by whom? God's Word clearly states that these six things constitute your job description as a parent:
1) Instuct them (Deuteronomy 6:6-7).
2)Train them (Proverbs 22:6).
3)Provide for them (2 Corinthians 12:14).
4)Nuture them (Ephesians 6:4).
5)Discipline them (1 Timothy 3:4).
6) love them (Titus 2:4).
The truth is, there is no greater responsibility!!
Abraham had a nephew called lot who succeeded in business, but lost his family. How come? because:PRAYERS1) Ask God for His forgiveness for leading a life that led your children astray because of the bad examples you set in Jesus Christ name Amen
2) Oh lord give me the ability to train my children to know You in Jesus Christ name Amen
3) Jehovah Elshadi, chain me and my family to your Alter so that we may serve you in Jesus Christ name. Amen