It feels like I haven’t written for ever but it’s been just over a
week. I attended a children’s ministry training and a few days
later I went for a Children’s ministry camp. It’s been kids,
kids, and more kids and I love it. Camp was amazing. I know the
kids had fun but I enjoyed it just as much as they did.
A scripture has been on my heart ever since I got back.
“Yet you ask, Why does He reject it? Because the Lord was witness
[to the covenant made at your marriage] between you and the
of your youth, against whom you were faithless. Yet she is your
companion and the wife of your covenant [made by your marriage
And did not God make [you and your wife] one [flesh]? Did not
One make you and preserve your spirit alive? And why [did God
make you two] one? Because He sought a godly offspring [from
your union]. Therefore take heed to yourselves, and let no one
deal treacherously and be faithless to his wife of his youth.
Malachi 2:14, 15
I love this passage of scripture. In this passage we see how God
loves marriage. He created it. But there is something else. From
this passage we learn one of the reasons God created marriage.
“And why [did God make you two] one?
Because He sought a godly offspring [from your union]. “
One of the reasons God brings two people together in marriage
is because He is seeking a godly offspring from their union!
Let me take it a step further, He already knows your
child and the plan He has for him or her! When God joins
two people together He is not just thinking about the two
people but He is thinking far ahead. He is thinking about thier
children and their children after them and so on! God has a plan
for your children. He loves them and He is thinking about them.
So, young man, don’t rush when it comes to choosing the woman
God has for you. There is so much more than meets the eye. He
wants to bless you and He wants to bless your children and thier
children after them. Young women, wait on God’s timing!
He is faithful.
“Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and]
heart and with your entire being and with all your might.
And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be
[first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then]
You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate,
and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and]
hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your
house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and
when you rise up.
This verse ministered to me deeply. It starts with me, it starts with
you. God wants to work on you first so you will be able to teach your
kids. He wants His words to be lodged deep inside you first.
His words must first do thier work in you before they can impact
the next generation.
Young man, young woman, is the word first in your life?
Do you have a relationship with the Lord?
If yes, is it deep, is it growing?
Do you love the Lord?
Is He the most important thing in your life?
Like I said in the beginning, there is so much more to
marriage than meets the eye. Young man, God expects you
to lead your family but how will you lead if you have not
allowed the Lord to lead you?
The responsibility of teaching children the word of God lies
on the man. It’s your responsibility young man. It’s an
awesome responsibility and one not to be taken lightly.
Are you living your life in a way that will benefit your future
God sees generations when He looks at us. Let’s remember our
actions have a direct impact on the future generation!
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