What is the most important thing? Thursday August 21st, 2002
Let me ask you a question. What is the most important thing a man can leave his sons and his daughters? His wife, his grandchildren and his kin?
First, let us look at a few facts of life. Satan gave us pornography, but God created man and woman. Satan gives us money, but God created the gold, silver and all the other precious things we base money upon. Satan gives us cars, televisions and the things of this world, but God created and gave us the trees, dirt, oil, water, minerals and stuff these things are made of. So, what is the most important thing you can give your kids, kin and friends? God of course. Why would anyone want to give their kids things, when they can give them the Creator? You see, God creates, satan corrupts. God is truth, satan is a lie, oh not that satan doesn't exist, we know he does, but he is a liar, a perverter, a corrupter and damned. So, why would anyone want to place the things of satan ahead of the things of God when thinking of what they would like to most leave their kids, kin and friends upon their death?
So, how do you do that? How do you leave your sons, daughters and other kin a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus, the Christ? It really is not all that hard, first, you must be Saved. Then just follow God's instructions:
First: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
Second ... let not the sun go down upon your wrath: (Ephesians 4:26)
Third: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: (Ephesians 4:31)
And finally: And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
Pretty simple isn't it, Choose to serve and be Christ', never go to sleep mad at your wife, kids, kin or friends, let your language and behavior demonstrate and witness to your Christianity, and raise your children in the knowledge of the Lord. Let your wife and your children know that you put them, God's gifts to you, ahead of money, possessions and the things of this world.
Lord, thank you for leaving your kingdom in heaven and coming to earth as a babe in the womb to be our Saviour and taker and forgiver of our sins. Thank You Lord for shedding Your perfect Blood for our sins that we have the way, through You to everlasting salvation and life with You, rather than the damnation we deserve. And thank You Lord for giving us Your word, the Holy Bible, so that we have a guideline to live by and a reference to test all we hear and see.
Thank You Lord, amen.
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