FAMILY, GOD’S HIGHEST PRIORITY
“And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do; Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.“ Genesis 18: 17-19
Every time I read this portion of the bible, I always shudder. God entrusted the world to Abraham because He knew that Abraham would train his family in the way of the Lord.
Abraham didn’t start out as the best or most religious in his day and time, but he was the one who carried the blessing of God for his generation and the whole world. The Jewish nation that Jesus Christ our Messiah came from, was Abraham’s loins. He’s a major reference point for us as Believers, till today we sing songs and refer to believers as children of Father Abraham. All this because God knew He would train his children and future family to observe God’s way of life.
Genesis 18 19 in Message translation says;
“Yes, I’ve settled on him as the one to train his children and future family to observe God’s way of life, live kindly and generously and fairly, so that God can complete in Abraham what he promised him.”
The world tries to play down the importance of family and marriage these days but you need to know that it one of God’s highest priorities.
One thing I know firmly is that if we have better families, we would have better people and better societies.
Today, choose to invest in your family, choose to do it God’s way which is the right way.
What you do in your family matters to God.
Choose the way of love, choose the way of God
Dear Heavenly Father, i thank You for placing priority on the family. I declare that i’m the seed of Abraham and therefore an heir according to the promise. I belong to the family that is sold out completely to the purposes and plans of God. I choose to invest in my family with love, by growing Jesus communities in and outside of my family. I walk in blessings untold. I’m empowered to prosper, and positioned to be fruitful and productive, glorifying God with my life, in the Name of Jesus. Amen
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
2 Samuel 15:23-16:23