Why Parents Fail
According to Andrew Murray, parents score high in addressing the physical and material needs of children, but fail bigtime in addressing their spiritual needs. Failing to train and discipline in the way of the Lord have eternal consequences. They will be like the sons of Eli who were punished by God because he failed to restrain them. ((I Samuel 3:13).
But children taught to fear God will do well even they get older. They also have in their hearts the conviction to raise godly offspring, proliferating godly seeds.
What are the causes of Parental Failure:
The Book of Ruth portrays the beautiful character of Naomi’s daughter-in-law named Ruth. When all the men in their family died, and famine was getting worse in Moab, Naomi decided to return to her native Israel. Ruth insisted in going with her saying, “your people shall be my people and your God my God”. Ruth not only went back with Naomi, she was also willing to go the extra mile for her mother-in-law. As a Moabite, she put herself in danger and humiliation when she gleaned wheat in the field of an Israelite. Ruth humbled herself and kept going the extra mile so she and Naomi could eat and live. The story ended… continue reading..
I have been privileged and honored to have known Ophelia, my
dear sister in the Lord. In the few times we’ve been together, I have seen
God’s marvelous grace at work in her life. She will continue to inspire me even
if she is no longer with us. For truly the “The
righteous will be remembered forever” (Psalm 112:6).
She gave up a prestigious career as a medical doctor (and
became the family doctor of the many), so she could care and raise up her two
boys by herself. Her support to her pastor-husband was unparalled. She was the
“Tabitha” of the church she loved so well. In the few times I saw her in their church,
I witnessed her untiring… continue reading..