This blog is designed to make you "think". Also to encourage,exhort,edify and "Warn" the saints of God as we see the day of The Lord on the horrizon.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Samuel's sons, an exhortation for the body of Christ!

When Satan comes with condemnation, the Holy Spirit of God comes with encouragement.

Many may condemn you saint of God especially if you have children who choose not to serve God, especially if your children choose to go the way of their unrestrained sin nature.
I have been troubled by observing sin being given free rein in the life of some loved ones of late, and it is an easy thing to think, “What have I done wrong, or what could I have done?” and Oh how Satan will jump on those thoughts!

That is when we must take everything to the Lord, and allow Him to redirect our thoughts and encourage us in His written word.

Today, The Holy Spirit directed me to our Godly brother Samuel, whose life was righteous before God, a man who lived his life daily to be pleasing to God and to do that which was set for him to do.

Samuel however had some wayward sons, who had grown up observing their godly Father’s life and ministry to Israel. They were given responsibility by their father and yet in the end they chose to follow their sin nature by giving in to temptation, and rebelling against their father and God. I am sure that their grandmother Hannah would have been most troubled by this had she still been living at that time.

1 Samuel:8:1-3
1. And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.
2. Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.
3. And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

Saints when it comes to our children and grandchildren we can instruct them in the ways of the Lord, we can live for and serve God before them, we can pray for them, but we cannot save their souls, we cannot make them walk in the ways of God. So do not allow Satan to render you ineffective for the Kingdom of God, by bringing you under condemnation!


Anonymous said...

I agree with your post but I just want to add something. Our loving one who choose not to serve Lord must really know that we don't like their choices and we must not hide their life style in front of others. I think that Christians do wrong thing when they won't admit to others that their children aren't godly.

A Seed Sower-Merely one of the brethren! said...

Yes sister agree 100%!!