Household Prayer: Prioritize God’s Word

Brothers, I am praying that I, that we, make God’s word a daily priority in our homes. I pray that we and our children can cry out in praise to God “Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day… I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation…” Psalms 119:97-101 NKJV

“Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts. I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word.” Psalms 119:97-101 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/psa.119.97-101.NKJV

9 – A Replacement of the Scriptures regarding the Family

“Just because there seems to be beautiful worship, the sermon went well, and people seem to be moved is not evidence of real spirituality. I will tell you what the evidence is: the home, the marriages, the families… every once in a while I find a man and a woman who set themselves to rear their family according to Scripture. The difference is overwhelming! …
Let me put it to you this way: On what basis are you rearing your children and loving your wife? On what is your family grounded? If you can not start going into Scriptures and showing me how your family is founded on it, I can almost assure you that you are a captive to psychology, sociology, and the whims and lies of this age. You see, you do not have a right to follow all these other things. You have no authority apart from the Word of God… 
No I am not saying that children cannot come together in groups and be catechized or taught, but if that ever even begins to supplant the ministry of the father in the home, you must rectify this immediately! … Sunday school teachers do not have the authority to righteously discipline your child…
‘He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: But a companion of fools shall be destroyed.’ (Prov. 13:20). Young people need to be with adults so that they stop acting like naive fools, join adulthood, and put away foolishness that leads to their destruction. I am not saying you cannot bring youth together, but I submit that if you do, don’t leave parents out of the picture!”
Paul Washer, “Ten Indictments against the modern Church” https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/ten-indictments-against-the-modern-church-washer.html


THE GOOD NEWS

There is a God that created the heavens and the earth. We humans are created in His image.

We are sinners, we have rebelled against Him, our Creator. Our rebellion has brought “all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice… envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness” to the world. Romans 1:29-31 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.1.29-31.ESV

Therefore we justly deserve our due punishment of death and damnation, “as it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.’” Romans 3:10-12 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.3.10-12.ESV

But good news! God is merciful and loving. Jesus is God the only begotten Son and He took our punishment upon Himself in our place. Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death and securing the hope of our salvation. 

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1co.15.3-8.ESV

We need only believe it, confess our sins, proclaim Jesus is lord and savior, and we will be forgiven our sins and have life ever after! “because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”” Romans 10:9-11 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/rom.10.9-11.ESV

There is hope. Believe in Jesus! ““For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.3.16.ESV 

It doesn’t matter who you’ve been or what you’ve done, God stands with arms wide open, ready to forgive you. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 ESV https://bible.com/bible/59/1jn.1.9.ESV

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