1 Timothy 5:8 (KJV)
8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
I AWOKE this morning (PTL for AWAKENING again!) to a post/sermon I preached on RESURRECTION DAY, APRIL 20,2014.
I really did not WRITE it as my beloved friend. Ms. Melissa Butler actually penned the bulk of that Easter message!
I PRAY you take a few minutes and read her timely, HEART FELT words-it may change the way you live today.
It was GOD TIMING/perfect entrance to this message today!
2 Corinthians 12:14 (KJV)
14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
FOR THE CHILDREN OUGHT NOT TO LAY UP FOR THE PARENTS, BUT THE PARENTS FOR THE CHILDREN!?
But, in researching this message, I discovered this interesting Word found in OUR Holy Script:
1 Timothy 5:4 (KJV)
4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
The interesting Word:
REQUITE their PARENTS!
: to make return for : repay
SO, parents, WE also are children of somebody and it is REQUIRED by God that WE "MAKE RETURN/REPAY" all OUR parents did for us!!
WE are to "LEARN FIRST TO SHOW PIETY AT HOME!"
, i.e. (towards God) to
, or (towards parents) to
) :- show piety, worship.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
In a NUTSHELL, to sum it all up, can you say/sing R.E.S.P.E.C.T!?
FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME!"
SMILE! I had to throw that in.
As Graham Nash wrote:
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN/PARENTS WELL!"
It was my DEAR father who taught me the VALUE of HARD work, how to shine my shoes, and take care of an automobile.
It was my beautiful mother who instilled in me a love of comedy and teasing, LOYALTY to a fault, and how to care for and love a woman.
It was and is our Heavenly Father who daily instructs and instills in US His Word!
OUR Bible demands WE........
James 1:22 (KJV)
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
Oftentimes WE are the ONLY Bible another reads!!!!
Are WE "DOERS OF THE WORD!!??"
Are WE "teaching our children/parents well!!??"
Every moment, every second of OUR lives is an OPPORTUNITY to TEACH!!!
As one wise sage asked, "How does one eat an elephant?"
The correct answer, "ONE BITE AT A TIME!"
Did not our Lord and Savior TEACH/INSTRUCT us:
John 13:35 (KJV)
By this shall all
know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
TODAY, do not let a TEACHABLE moment slip idly by!
Hide not YOUR light under a bushel!!
satan may try to convince US that our words, deeds and actions go UN-noticed/UN-heeded, but we all know what satan is-a liar!!!
YOUR words/actions/deeds TODAY could alter the course of a loved one's life!!
So, as we say down south here:
TODAY, go LIVE the Christian life!
TODAY, "HIDE NOT THYSELF FROM THINE OWN FLESH!"
Isaiah 58:7 (KJV)
not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
GOD BLESS YOU!
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