Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- February 29, 2012
“The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.” Proverbs 3:33
What type of home does the Lord bless? He blesses a home that trusts Him, and does right, as God defines right. A home that prioritizes the implementation of heaven’s agenda on earth, He blesses. A home that builds up, rather than tears down, He blesses. A home that humbly reads Scripture together, and seeks to personally apply its truth, He blesses.
A home that prays together, plays together, worships together, and serves together, He blesses. “God bless our home” is a wise prayer for a family of faith. Even if your home is more like hell than heaven, you can still make a significant difference. Let your light of love shine in service to undeserving family members, and your Heavenly Father will draw them unto Himself. God blesses a home shingled with unselfish service.
“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15
You may be the spiritual leader of the home, but you do not have the confidence to lead in religious matters. Yet there is hope. First of all, keep it simple by spending individual time alone with the Lord. Take what He is teaching you in His word, and transfer it to your family. If you are learning humility, read a Bible verse about the humble, and share a recent humbling experience from your life.
God blesses a leader in the home who is authentic and transparent. Family members can relate to your real struggles, instead of perceived perfection. The home is heaven’s hospital for healing, encouragement, and accountability. Make Christianity work at home, and then you have the creditability of a God blessed model to export it into the church and community. Christ shows contempt for the house of sinners, but blesses the home of wise saints.
“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.” Proverbs 24:3
How, by God’s grace, can I make our home a haven of rest and righteous behavior?
Related Readings: Deuteronomy 28:2-68; Malachi 2:2; Matthew 12:43-45; Acts 16:29-34
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An excellent message.
Oh how true this is!
This verse reminds me of my late mom, we grew up with this verse.
This is an awesome devotion. Seems like my family has come away from spending time together in the presence of God due to all of life’s toil and trials. But thank you for the reminder that God’s presence is most important in our homes! God bless you and your ministry.
Oh this means so much today. For two years was our home in turmoil, sin, wrath and strife. So many time we both were going to leave. Praise God for his perfect peaceful timing in our lives. IT is almost like a second honeymoon!
I pray for others on here that are in this area of pain and hurt. Please watch over them and bring them together for your perfect timing. Allow that husband or wife to cling to you no matter what and continue to worship you in grace, humility, and peace. Watch over my brothers and sisters that hurt today. God please bless them in their walk to your utter glory of a peaceful and loving marriage.
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