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WHERE ARE YOU HEADED?
Because we live in a humanist society that rejects God and His infallible truths, we must constantly guard against being subtly assimilated into the culture. Even righteous people can be fooled.
Lot was a righteous man, but the Bible says he “pitched his tent toward Sodom” (Genesis 13:12). He pointed the direction of his home toward this evil place. He could have pitched his home toward the mountains and been drawn towards God. What we look at, read, spend most of our time on, and think about, is what we will become.
It wasn’t long before Lot and his family landed up living in Sodom (Genesis 14:12). We then read how he became totally entrenched in the city life. He even became an elder in the Gate of Sodom (Genesis 19:1).
He was still a righteous man who was tormented in his soul with the disgusting lifestyle of the people of Sodom (2 Peter 2:7-8). But he lost most of his family! When God came to warn him of the coming judgement upon Sodom he tried to warn his sons-in-law, sons, and daughters to run from the coming judgment. They thought he was crazy. They were already entrenched in the culture—and were destroyed (Genesis 19:12-28).
What is the passion and direction of your family? The direction you are pointed as a family is where your children will end. Keep pointing towards God’s ways. This takes constant effort and prayer on your part. You can’t take your responsibility lightly.
We must encourage, inspire, fill with God’s Word, show compassion, and sometimes “pull them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh” (Jude 1:23).
Are you raising children who are strong and brave enough to impact our godless culture or are they being influenced by the culture?
Be blessed today from Nancy Campbell