Godly Offspring

Didn’t the one God make us with a remnant of His life-breath? And what does the One seek? A godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously against the wife of your youth. Malachi 2:15 HCSB

My wife and I have been richly blessed with four wonderful children. Each has accepted Christ as Lord and I have had the privilege of baptizing each of them. As with any children there have been challenging times, but our children have been a rich blessing to us.

God’s desire is for godly offspring. The number one job of any parent is to bring his or her children up in the ways of the Lord. My wife and I began praying the day we knew we were going to have children that each of our children would come to a saving knowledge of Jesus. We took them to church and tried to teach them God’s Word and His ways.

Challenge: Too many times parents bring their children to church and expect the church to teach them about God and lead them to Christ, but God’s Word is clear that discipling children is the responsibility of parents. Pray that God would help you to be the parent you should be and raise godly children. If you are not a parent, pray for friends who are parents in this challenging day of rampant immorality in our country. Read Deuteronomy 6:6-7.

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