Wednesday, 14 August 2013

YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD

Salvation should not end with you, your household should also be saved; neither should you serve God alone, your family should serve with you.

Whether you're the head of the home or not, make yourself responsible for both the salvation and spiritual growth of your household. Joshua said to the Israelites: "But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15

It's God's desire that your family is also saved and engaged in his service. Acts 16:31 says, "Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household." Charity must begin at home! If whatever you do has been a blessing to you, you should eagerly seek to involve members of your house. In 1 Chronicles 26, we see entire households ministering in the house of God: all 62 men of Obed-edom's household, for instance, served together in the house of God; his sons and their sons and their brethren were said to be able men! I love that.

Decide today that your entire household will not only be born again, but will also actively serve the Lord. Share the word with them, pray together, evangelise together, etc. Fathers and mothers especially, your generations should serve the Lord!

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