Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eli and Sons

Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.
1 Samuel 2:12

What a sad verse. The sons of Eli were sons of Beliah; they knew not the Lord. Imagine Eli the priest, the one who taught others, the one who offered the sacrifices, the one who was “close” to God and his own children did not know God. What happened we might ask? Was Eli too busy to teach his sons? Was he so busy in “ministry” he forgot the real “ministry” in his own home. Did he teach them but they would not listen?

We don’t know the reason but we can learn from this sad account. Growing up in a Christian home does not make you a Christian. We need to patiently take every opportunity to teach our children about God.

Show your children how to love the Lord. Be a godly example, not just on Sunday, but every day.
The way to be a godly example is by constantly going to the Lord:

In prayer
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. Psalm 5:3

In Bible reading
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11

In meditation
My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. Psalm 104:34

In word
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:6

In deed
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17

In everything
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

Have a blessed day,

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