Open Heavens 7th October 2019 Devotional – As For Me And My House, written by Pastor E. A. Adeboye
TODAY’S TOPIC: AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE
MEMORISE: “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” – (Joshua 24:15)
READ: Joshua 24:14-15 (KJV)
14. Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.
15. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
MESSAGE: Open Heavens 7th October 2019 Devotional
For those who belong to Jesus Christ, our understanding of family life should not be dictated by social media, TV or preconceived notions. The word of God alone provides us the template we are to model our family and home upon. Unfortunately, a lot of people have deviated from the precepts of the Bible regarding the way things are done in their family. In some families, children are wayward and parents don’t seem to be bothered about it. Some fathers are irresponsible men who go about chasing after strange women, while some mothers are unforgiving, bitter and overtime have become cold towards their husbands. God definitely didn’t design homes to be like that! We, therefore, need to continuously work at building holy, godly and Christ-honouring homes.
However, building a godly home requires conscious effort. The devil doesn’t want such homes to exist, and so he puts distractions and bad examples everywhere to deter us from building our homes the way God designed it to be. The good news is, with God, all things are possible to us who believe.
How then do we build godly homes? Psalm 34:11 says: “Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” Open Heavens 7th October 2019 Devotional
The Bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Parents must teach their children to fear the Lord, because the fear of God is a compass that guides families into making the right decisions and choices in life. To fear the Lord is to acknowledge and reverence Him at all times. A family that does not fear God will not serve Him.
A godly home requires a life of separation from the dictates of worldly norms. Although others might be doing wrong things, you can’t and won’t do them because you are peculiar unto God. Everyday Christian families have to draw the line and separate themselves from the increasing sinfulness and wickedness of this world. Parents have to continuously remind their children that they are in the world and not of the world, and so they are never to behave like the children of the world. I pray that all our homes will become godly homes in Jesus’ Name.
ACTION POINT: Let your children always know that your family stands for Jesus Christ in all things.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 16-17, Revelation 2:18-3:6
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