And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15
How often do we serve our family in a spiritual sense? There’s the routine sense. There’s the everyday sense. There’s the food, clothing, and shelter sense. But in what ways do we give them Jesus? Do we give them Jesus before sending them to school? Do we give them Jesus before they go to bed? Do we give ourselves Jesus before the day begins and ends?
An entire household perspective is in the ending of this Bible verse. From the adult(s), to the youngest, to the oldest in the household it is a necessity to give our families, ourselves, Jesus, each and everyday.
Make No Mistake
It is a choice to give our households Jesus. It is more importantly, a service. It is a stamp. On our children and ourselves. That we lay claim to serving Jesus in our family before all else. In front of all else.
“The best” is what the world would have us to think is the ultimate goal in ‘giving’ to our children. The best shoes. The best clothes. The best electronics. The best education. The best of everything. But the world is wrong. And the Christian household should be the living proof. Exhibiting to the world whether well off or within its means that nothing is better than giving our family Jesus.
Think of the Future
One day our children will speak about the lives we gave to them. What will they say? Will it be to the measure we gave them Jesus? Or to the material?
It is my hope that Jesus flows from the lips of our children when we’re spoken of in the future.
So let’s go Christian households, give everlasting!