Everything we do is an example for our children and people around us.
Many people do not understand that children learn from action rather than spoken words of admonition.
Some people have the habit of talking ill about others before their children, do you know what you are doing?…..You are teaching them to hate.
Are you giving negative attitude of- drinking, smoking, gossiping, idleness, laziness, sleepiness, backbiting, waywardness, shouting at your husband, nagging, stingyness, (for men- womanising), etc
or are you in the positive habit of giving, hospitality, loving others, accommodating, praying, treating others well, talking good about people behind them, etc……YOU INTRODUCE THEM TO SUCH LIFESTYLE UNKNOWINGLY BECAUSE THEY ARE LEARNING FAST FROM WHAT THEY ARE SEEING.
This is the reason why we must be mindful of what we are sowing today.
Sow the right foundation
👉 Some people sow the seed of malice……You keep malice with everybody and even your own siblings and you think peace will abide in your home?, your children will soon start keeping malice.
Please take your authority, your children are watching.
It might seem now that they are not following you, they must eventually follow.
Do you know that your children reap what you sow, good or bad?
Some people are spiritually lazy but will want their children to be on fire for the Lord, how is that possible?🤷🤷🤷
King Solomon did not receive God’s wrath because of his father David.
👉 “On the other hand, Jonathan died because of his father’s sin. David said to him, How did it go? Tell me. He answered, The men have fled from the battle. Many have fallen and are dead; Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also…(2 Samuel 1:4)”
🔷 But Jonathan’s son, reaped the good of his father?
👉 “AND DAVID said, Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul to whom I may show kindness for Jonathan’s sake? And of the house of Saul there was a servant whose name was Ziba. When they had called him to David, he said to him, Are you Ziba? He said, I, your servant, am he.
The king said, Is there not still someone of the house of Saul to whom I may show the [unfailing, unsought, unlimited] mercy and kindness of God?
Ziba replied, Jonathan has yet a son who is lame in his feet. And the king said, Where is he? Ziba replied, He is in the house of Machir son of Ammiel in Lo-debar.
King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir son of Ammiel at Lo-debar. And Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and did obeisance. David said, Mephibosheth! And he answered, Behold your servant!
David said to him, Fear not, for I will surely show you kindness for Jonathan your father’s sake, and will restore to you all the land of Saul your father [grandfather], and you shall eat at my table always. And [the cripple] bowed himself and said, What is your servant, that you should look upon such a dead dog as I am?…(2 Samuel 9:3-8)”
🔻Your behaviour and attitude have great implications and impactation on your children.
⭐ Which godly inheritance are you leaving behind?… WHAT IS YOUR LEGACY?
▪️ Which fruits are you producing…….good or bad?
👉 “Even so, every healthy (sound) tree bears good fruit worthy of admiration, but the sickly (decaying, worthless) tree bears bad (worthless) fruit.
👉 A good (healthy) tree cannot bear bad (worthless) fruit, nor can a bad (diseased) tree bear excellent fruit [worthy of admiration] … (Mathew 7:17-18)”
See the testimony of Abraham…..: 🔻Sometimes it seems as if you are a fool, continue don’t relent.
Are you teaching your children a godly life? Can God testify about you like Abraham?……
👉 “For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him… (Genesis 28-19)”
Are you sowing the seeds of bitterness and hatred? It will come back to you o. Those children you are teaching hate will come back and hate you❗
🔹I know of someone that never cared for others, very selfish and self centred. 🔻Today, the children do not even care about her because she did not teach them selflessness. They rarely call.
👉What you teach them today is what you will reap👈.
Are you teaching your children division➗?… be careful . Don’t dig your own grave. Allow them to have a simple heart ❤️o.
Although some children can betray in the case of Eli. But we can pray for them for deliverance.
Children of these days are somehow but we must continue to sow the right seed and always pray for God to guide and direct them.
Eli corrected his children but they refused to listen. 👉 “The sons of Eli were base and worthless; they did not know or regard the Lord. (1 Samuel 2:12)”
👉🏼”Now Eli was very old, and he heard all that his sons did to all Israel and how they lay with the women who served at the door of the Tent of Meeting.
And he said to them, Why do you do such things? For I hear of your evil dealings from all the people.
No, my sons; it is no good report which I hear the Lord’s people spreading abroad.
If one man wrongs another, God will mediate for him; but if a man wrongs the Lord, who shall intercede for him? Yet they did not listen to their father, for it was the Lord’s will to slay them.”(1 Samuel 2:22-25)”
Although he did not persist. We need to be persistent.
Juvenile delinquency is everywhere now and is taking over our nations today. It calls for intensive prayers.
Do you think that children of pastor’s are left behind? the devil is really after them big time. This is the reason you must always pray for pastor’s children.
talking, sometimes it Seems they are not hearing, but at a point, what u told them will keep ringing in their mind, even when you are not around
DAVID kept his own part of covenant with Jonathan even long after the demise of Jonathan.
May the Lord help you to Sow good seeds 🙏🙏🙏
(Pst. Emelda lgbokwe)