Genesis 18:9 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 judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Several questions come to mind from this verse:
Does God know you? Are you saved, born again?
What does God know about you and your relationship with your children and entire household?
Does He know that you and your family will keep His ways and do right?
Do you command your family to do what pleases God? This word means to order, direct, appoint, charge!
One of the key questions in the verse is do you command them after you! That is do you do first what you expect your family to do? Do they see in you and your example how you want them to live? When you look at your children can you say I see in them what I want them to be and they are doing what I ask them to do or is it that they are doing what you do and it frustrates you. You know you shouldnâ€™t live like you do but you can’t say much to them because you live what you don’t want them to live.
Things to consider-How much time do you spend in the Word of God each day? How much time do you pray? How faithful are you to the house of God and its services? How does the fruit of the Spirit show itself in your life?
I hope you will make this verse your meditation today!
Genesis 20:16 And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
The last verse for our consideration today talks about the husband wife relationship. Abraham has basically betrayed his wife Sarah. He has told her to say and he has said that she is his sister. That made her open game for other men to pursue. She was pursued and had it not been for the protection of the Holy Spirit of God she would have fallen in sin and been abused.
That brings the question to mind about how you protect each other from the on slaught of sexual temptation and sin in our generation. Do you cover or protect each other? A lost king knew more about this than God’s man in this story!
I challenge you to deepen your relationship. I encourage you to publicly show affection, sit together, talk positively about each other, hold hands, let others see that there is a great love relationship between the two of you.
If you will do this then others will be discouraged from coming after your partner. Be a covering, a veil, a protection for your partner.
God is greatly concerned about our family, our holiness and our living for him. What are you doing to lead and have a godly family?