Main Scriptures: Genesis 17:1-8
More Scriptures: Prov.3:33, Lev.26:14, Gal.6:7
There is a sad story I was told by a husband some time ago. It was very shocking and revealing. I trust God that you will be challenged to reconsider your actions. A young man met me after I had finished teaching in a fellowship. He told me that there are about six (6) girls and three (3) boys in his family. None of his sisters are married even though they are of marriageable age. His brothers who had been married do not have children with their wives. And any of his sister-in-laws who eventually got pregnant lose the children. He cited one of his sister-in-laws who had suffered miscarriages several times over. He said that they have gone to different places for solution including visiting an herbalist and invited different men of God to pray for the family. Finally, it was revealed that their grandfather had gotten involved in some things in the past and the consequences of his decision were the pains and unhappiness that they as children were being subjected to.
Now have you imagined if the decision this husband took was a godly decision. Your guess is as good as mine-peace, progress, joy, advancement, promotions and prosperity, good health. This is why in Gen.17:1, God said to Sarah’s husband, Abraham, I am the Almighty God, WALK before me and be thou perfect. And God said if you decide to walk and work with me I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed (children and wife) after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant (Gen.17:7). And what is the covenant that God entered with this husband? God said in blessing I will bless you and your generations after you and through shall all the nations of the heart be blessed. Your life as the head of your family is important to the survival of your wife and children.
But what steps do I take to stay within the boundary without breaking the hedge? You must fear God and His word. This is why in Deut.8:3, it says man shall not live by bread alone but by every word the proceeds out of the mouth of God.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, destroy every attempt of hell to make me sell my family birthright.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, empower me to resist every attempt of hell to compromise on Your instructions.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, open my eyes to see the greater light out of every decision I make.
I will allow my decisions to be dictated by His word because I want to leave a good and godly heritage to my wife and children in Jesus Name. Amen.