19 April, 2018

Open Heaven [21 April 2018] Take Care of Your Children

Open Heaven 21 April 2018: [Saturday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Take Care of Your Children
TAKE CARE OF YOUR CHILDREN – Saturday April 21st 2018
Memorise: Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. Proverbs 27:23
Read: Ephesians 6:1-4 (KJV)
6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
6:2 Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
6:3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
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 Bible in one year: Judges 12-14, Titus 1, Hymnal: Sing hymn 17
Message:-
We are mandated in today’s memory verse to diligent look after our flock. The succeeding verses outline the great rewards that accrue from doing this. Proverbs 27:26-27 says,

The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the Food of thy household and for the maintenance for thy maidens,”

There is something striking about these verses of Scripture. If taking care of animals attracts so much reward, how much more would we be rewarded when we heed God’s commandment to care for our children? Unknown to many people, one of the reasons why God decided to bless Abraham so much was Abraham’s determination to transfer his worship, fear and obedience of the Almighty to his children. Genesis 18:19 says,


Open Heaven 21 April 2018 Take Care of Your Children



For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgement; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.”

Abraham was wise enough to see to it that not only his children but all his household savants as well knew the Lord and feared Him.

When we take time to care for our children spiritually and physically, we will be happy for it. The daughter of Pharaoh who adopted Moses made a profound statement, when she handed him over to his mother, which we should take note of. In Exodus 2:9 she said:



Open Heaven 21 April 2018: [Saturday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye - Take Care of Your Children


“…Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages…”

When we see children as the Lord’s heritage and not as our possessions, we will be careful to train them for God and not for ourselves (Psalm 127:3). When we do this, their original Owner will reward us handsomely. Proverbs 23:24-25 mentions some of these rewards:
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him. thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.”


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Beloved, only children trained in the fear of the Lord will grow up to be righteous and wise. So, take care of your children by installing the fear of the Lord in them, and serve as a role model of righteousness of God to them.
Prayer Point
Father, please give me the wisdom and ability to take care of the children You put in my care to the glory of Your Name.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer's Ministries.
Sing hymn 17
GOD, GIVE US
CHRISTIAN HOMES
God give us Christian homes!
Homes where Bible is loved
and taught,
Homes where the Master’s will
is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty
Your love has wrought;
God give us Christian homes
God give us Christian homes


God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true
and strong
Homes that are free from the
Blight of wrong
Homes that are joyous with love
and song;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!


God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother, in
caring quest,
Strives to show others Your way is
best,
Homes where the Lord is an
honoured guest;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!


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