February 16, 2023
By Editorial Team
“When the time drew near for David to die, he gave a charge to Solomon his son. “I am about to go the way of all the earth, so be strong, act like a man, and do what the Lord your God requires: walk in obedience to him…observe his statues etc” 1 Kings 2:1-3
(Paul to Timothy) “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” 2 Tim 2:1-2
Our God is the Eternal God who spans generations. In my wider household, many of my cousins have lost our fathers, parents etc. Some friends too recently have lost an older parent etc. As I was thinking about these things, the Holy Spirit turned my attention to godly transitions in the Bible. How the parents passed on the baton to the children. Here we look at three godly transitions: David to Solomon, Moses to Joshua and Paul to Timothy and see what we can learn from those
So, what went wrong? Marry Right, if that goes wrong everything else will be a mess. So young people be very very careful to choose only godly partners. Those who are contemplating unbelievers, the ruins are all around us to see. It is a irreparable decision, taking many decades to mend if at all. It can ruin your very life. It’s your choice.
Because Paul spent years pouring into Timothy, this transition went well and faith was passed on from generation to generation. At the end of his life, he urges Timothy to build others who can teach in a similar manner the ways and words of Jesus. How precious his love for Timothy was, in fact the letters to him are scripture today. What do you write and commit to your sons and daughters? Is it just a secular education and better prospects, or are you passing on your precious faith to them. Do you have godly conversations on faith and scripture in your home? Or is it just news and gossip and family troubles. At least in my family the Bible was discussed by my parents, uncles, grandparents etc and is the foundation of my faith and conviction. 90% of your spiritual growth happens at home, only 10% happens at the Church. Parents take heed. Even husbands spend time with your wives building them up spiritually (and vice-versa).
One life and soon it will be past, only that which is done for Christ will last. (C.T.Studd)
Godly marriages bring generational blessings. This (Lenten) season draw closer to Christ and ask him for specific Covenant Promises for your family. Every family needs to have specific Covenant promises. They are life and will lead you on till your last breath. As with Abraham, so with us.
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