Monday, June 02, 2008
How Are Your Children Affected?
"…in the Scripture the Israelites experienced the fruit of their disobedience after their exodus from Egypt. If they had promptly obeyed God, how much greater their lives would have been. Many of them and their children died in the wilderness because they would not submit to God’s ways. Their children were affected by their decisions, and so are ours."
Hebrews 3:8-11 Amplified Version
Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forbearance] and found I stood their test, and they saw My works for 40 years. And so I was provoked (displeased and sorely grieved) with that generation, and said, They always err and are led astray in their hearts, and they have not perceived or recognized My ways and become progressively better and more experimentally and intimately acquainted with them. Accordingly, I swore in My wrath and indignation, They shall not enter into My rest.
Psalm 95:7-11 Amplified Version
For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts as at Meribah and as at Massah in the day of temptation in the wilderness, when your fathers tried My patience and tested Me, proved Me, and saw My work [of judgment]. Forty years long was I grieved and disgusted with that generation, and I said, It is a people that do err in their hearts, and they do not approve, acknowledge, or regard My ways. Wherefore I swore in My wrath that they would not enter My rest [the land of promise].
"Your decision to obey God affects other people, and when you decide to disobey God, that also affects others too. You may disobey God and choose to stay in the wilderness, but please keep in mind that …your decisions will keep (your children) in the wilderness with you. They may manage to get themselves out when they are grown, but I can assure you that they will pay a price for your disobedience.
Obedience is a far reaching choice; it closes the gates of hell and opens the windows of heaven, and it has the power to affect many people. Just think of it: Because of Jesus’ willingness to be obedient, countless multitudes will be brought into right standing with God.
"Your life might be in better shape now if someone in your past obeyed God. If there is a cycle of disobedience in your family or among your friends, why not break it by refusing to be disobedient in your own life? Tell God you want to obey and ask Him to help you. That way, you will set yourself and your children up for great blessings."
By Joyce Meyer in the Everyday Bible, pg 1813, Romans 5, “The Power Of Obedience”
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