In Genesis 41 Pharoah shares two different dreams with Joseph. In both of these dreams there was something very unhealthy that devoured something that was healthy. After the poor cows ate the fat cows they still looked the same. Did you know that these dreams still teach us practical wisdom today? How, you may ask?
Later in the book of Exodus with Moses this lesson was taught in how to ration with manna and be responsible when we are hungry without devouring everything we have at once. See, if we don’t teach our children responsibility within our homes then how long do you think their provisions will last without teaching the self discipline that is taught in the Word of God?
Think about it! Why is America the most obese nation in the world? Simply due to the lack of self discipline that is being taught in the homes. Why do you think America is in the financial debt that we are in? Simply due to our own lack of self discipline and the lack of obedience to God. Why do you think people are losing it and going on shooting sprees killing innocent people? Simply due to their lack of understanding between good and evil? Why do you think so many teens are becoming pregnant? Simply due to the lack of teaching in the Word of God and parents placing their teaching responsibilities on others.
If there is anything gained from this message I pray that someone will recognize the importance of keeping God in the center of our homes and not placing our responsibilities as a parent on government entities that are teaching our children to be safe with sex in stead of simply not falling into temptation and having sex. If we don’t teach our children how to be happy with what they have and how to maintain what they have been given then how healthy can we honestly expect their future to be?
I leave you this morning with this question,”What are teaching within your home?”
James A. Harrison
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