I took a huge leap of faith – I started printing off my daily posts for my mother. (She doesn’t have a smartphone or computer.) Why was this a leap of faith?

Mom knows the Bible!

Grandma raised her children to read the Bible and pray. They went to church four times a week. Grandma was a Sunday School teacher.

Mom reads the Bible every day. She lived at Elim Bible Institute and Pinecrest Bible Training Center for 10 years while Dad served as the maintenance man. Several weeks we went to church every day! She also taught Sunday School.

I read my Bible every day and worked in a church for 24 years. Some years I was there 7 days a week when practice for the service was held on Saturdays. I taught Sunday School, too.

But I don’t always get everything right. (No one does.) The preachers and teachers who read my posts have been kind by not pointing out my errors. Mom will make sure I am “rightly dividing the word of truth,” (see 1 Timothy 2:15).

Our parents continue to guide us until their death. Usually, they wait for us to ask for their advice. Everything we do or say can get back to them. That helps us to control our tongues!

Rehoboam was 41 when he became king and he reigned for 17 years, (see 2 Chronicles 12:13). His son described him as young and timid . . . not strong, (2 Chronicles 13:7). But when he became strong and established, he abandoned the word of the Lord, (see 2 Chronicles 12:1).

The most dangerous years of your life are your 40’s and 50’s. You are strong and established. And after your parents are gone, no one tells you what to do!

Rehoboam abandoned the Lord and had war during his entire reign. Asa, his grandson, did the opposite.

2 Chronicles 14:2, 6, “Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. . . . there was no war in these years, for the Lord gave peace to him.” Modern English Version

I want to live like Asa:

  1. Doing good things.
  2. Doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord.
  3. Keeping God as my God.
  4. Living in peace.

God has children, not grandchildren. Is He your God?

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