“As for Me and My House”Categories: Minister's Corner
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
One of the most crucial components of the family that sets the direction spiritually for the family is the father. And for good reason … it is God’s plan for the family. The magnitude of this cannot be understated.
Luke 2:52 is often used to describe the growth of Jesus, “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” We notice in that verse that Jesus grew intellectually, physically, and socially. My question is how did this happen? It happened because Joseph decided that he and his house would serve the Lord.
This decision to serve the Lord will set the direction for….
1. The priority of worship in your home.
2. The love that is the foundation in your home.
3. The lessons learned spiritually from God’s Word in your home.
4. The prayers that are offered to God in your home.
5. The decisions for serving others that are planned in your home.
6. The allegiance and obedience that begins first in your home.
The direction that fathers set for the family spiritually have eternal consequences personally and collectively. It also affects the church and the community.
I’m thankful for all fathers who have made this decision and I want to encourage those who have not to decide today to give God your heart, soul, mind, and strength. It will be a blessing in this life and the next.