Tuesday, February 3, 2009

God's Promises: Wednesday

Children; Children's Duties; Marriage; Parents Duties; Money; Lust; Jealousy; Sexual Sins; Gossip; and Laziness. Taken from the NKJV.

Children: Isaiah 44:3: "For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring."
What a lovely promise for our children because of our obedience!

Children's Duties: Deuteronomy 27:16: "Cursed is the one who treats his father or his mother with contempt."
This is why it is important to raise our children up righteously, for this is not what we wish upon our children.

Marriage: 1 Corinthians 7:3: "Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband."
This to me should come natural anyhow, but there are also those stumbles. A stumble does help couples learn about one another and enriches their marriage. But...when one is mean, abusive, whether verbally and/or physically, skips out on their spouse etc., this is very wrong. Love your spouse.

Parent's Duties: Exodus 13:8: "And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, 'This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt."
Teach your children the word of God when they are young. Let them see what He does for us. Tell them your testimonies so that they may learn from them.

Money: Ecclesiastes 4:6: "Better a handful with quietness than both hands full, together with toil and grasping for the wind."
I can testify to the fact that being without is much better than having much. My parents were not rich by any means. We grew up learning to make do and appreciated what we have. Now days it seems that many have way more than they need, complain that they are bored, or sit and vegetate in front of a TV or computer. They are spoiled. If we make them work for things when they are older, and the younger ones help out to their ability, and get something now and again, they will learn to appreciate life much more and learn some good life values.

Lust: Proverbs 6:25-29: "Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids. 26 For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust or bread; and an adulteress will prey upon his precious life. 27 Can a man take fire to his bosom and his clothes not be burned? 28 Can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be seared? 29 So is he who goes on to his neighbor's wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent."
Need there be anything else said on this subject?

Jealousy: Psalm 37:7: "Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass."
The green head of jealousy subject once again. We are all different for a reason. If the good Lord intended us to be like the Jones' He would have made us that way. So why do we struggle to keep up with the Jones'?

Sexual Sins: 1 Corinthians 7:8-9: "But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to urn with passion."
No further comment needed here as well.

Gossip:Proverbs 11:13: "A talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter."
Where does gossip get us? Absolutely nowhere. All gossip does is hurt the ones you are gossiping about, and does to you like Pharaoh did to himself. Hardens the heart.

Laziness: Proverbs 13:4: "The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich."
Laziness is actually depressing. Many don't realize it until it's too late. I can testify to this very thing. In fact, I'll do testimonial post on this very subject showing what can happen when you give into sluggardness. Believe me, it's not worth it!

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