There are many twins in the Bible? Have you noticed them? Grace and truth. Peace and righteousness. Faith and love. Resting and working. Yes, although God talks about living in His rest, we must also work. We don’t work for our salvation. We only receive salvation by God’s grace. But God has also created us for “good works” (Ephesians 2:10).
In 1 John 3:8 it says: “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil.” The “works” of the devil. Yes, the devil works. It’s the same word that’s used in Titus 2:5 where we are exhorted to be “keepers at home.” Many versions of the Bible translate this Scripture as “workers at home.” It comes from two Greek words: “ergon” which means “to work” and “oikos” which means “home.” This literally means “WORKERS at HOME.”
The challenge to us is that if we do not work to guard our home and family, the devil will outdo us. If mothers would rather work outside their home than in their home, they give room for the devil to work in their home behind their backs! This is one of the reasons the devil woos women out of the home. He can then get his hands upon the minds and hearts of our precious children. If mothers are not protecting, guiding, teaching, and nurturing their children in the home, who is? Who is that person? Are they godly? Are they righteous? Are they anointed from God for the task? Are they teaching our children the truth?
We must work to keep our home a place of love, joy, delight, and holiness. This takes work.
Keep working dear mother. Don’t let up. Don’t let the devil work havoc in your marriage and children while you are busy with other things.
One of the greatest ways we destroy the “works of the devil” is through fervent prayer. How much are you praying for your children? Your home? Future generations?
Keep the devil at bay from your marriage and home.
Be blessed today,