SO HE DID REGULARLY: Devotion for Tuesday September 13, 2016

Do you have spiritual concern for your children? How often do you care to teach them the word of God and pray for, and with them?

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SO HE DID REGULARLY: Devotion for Tuesday September 13, 2016

Text: Job 1:4 – 5         Memory verse: Job v 5b

As God blessed Job in various ways, he allowed his children to benefit from that blessing. He did not withdraw the blessing from them. He allowed them to benefit from them. On their birthdays, they will host birthday parties. They usually invite their friends to the parties so as to share in their joy. Because Job had deep concern for the spiritual welfare of his children, he usually make sacrifice after the parties to appease God on their behalf. As he was always fearful that they might have sinned unknowingly, he offered these sacrifices for them and this he did regularly.

In the time of Job and even as it stands today, the father of the house is seen as the chief priest of that family whose responsibilities include making sacrifice on behalf of his family. He is often seen as the family’s religious leader. Because there were no priests to instruct Job in God’s laws, Job acted as the priest and offered sacrifices to God to ask for forgiveness for sins he and his family had committed. This demonstrated that Job did not consider himself sinless. Job did this out of conviction and love for God, not just because it was his role as head of the house.

The period of feasting and celebrations are often seasons of peculiar danger. As we joyfully enjoy during festive periods, we are at times tempted to forget the source of our wealth or dishonour God, the giver of the blessings we are enjoying and thus we need to be forgiving, Can parents today can show the same concern by praying for their children, leading them to Bible studies, Prayer meetings, etc. This means “sacrificing” some time each day to ask God to forgive them, to help them grow, to protect them, and to help them please God. Do you carry out your spiritual duties because they are expected or spontaneously from a heart of devotion to God?

Food for Thought: Do you have spiritual concern for your children? How often do you care to teach them the word of God and pray for, and with them?

Prayer: God, help me to make time each day to pray for forgiveness of my children and grant me grace to help them grow to please you in Jesus name.

Text: Job 1:4 – 5         Memory verse: Job v 5b

 

As God blessed Job in various ways, he allowed his children to benefit from that blessing. He did not withdraw the blessing from them. He allowed them to benefit from them. On their birthdays, they will host birthday parties. They usually invite their friends to the parties so as to share in their joy. Because Job had deep concern for the spiritual welfare of his children, he usually make sacrifice after the parties to appease God on their behalf. As he was always fearful that they might have sinned unknowingly, he offered these sacrifices for them and this he did regularly.

In the time of Job and even as it stands today, the father of the house is seen as the chief priest of that family whose responsibilities include making sacrifice on behalf of his family. He is often seen as the family’s religious leader. Because there were no priests to instruct Job in God’s laws, Job acted as the priest and offered sacrifices to God to ask for forgiveness for sins he and his family had committed. This demonstrated that Job did not consider himself sinless. Job did this out of conviction and love for God, not just because it was his role as head of the house.

The period of feasting and celebrations are often seasons of peculiar danger. As we joyfully enjoy during festive periods, we are at times tempted to forget the source of our wealth or dishonour God, the giver of the blessings we are enjoying and thus we need to be forgiving, Can parents today can show the same concern by praying for their children, leading them to Bible studies, Prayer meetings, etc. This means “sacrificing” some time each day to ask God to forgive them, to help them grow, to protect them, and to help them please God. Do you carry out your spiritual duties because they are expected or spontaneously from a heart of devotion to God?

Food for Thought: Do you have spiritual concern for your children? How often do you care to teach them the word of God and pray for, and with them?

Prayer: God, help me to make time each day to pray for forgiveness of my children and grant me grace to help them grow to please you in Jesus name.

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