When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere and that a
riot was imminent, he took a basin of water and washed
his hands in full sight of the crowd, saying, “I’m washing
my hands of responsibility for this man’s death. From
now on, it’s in your hands. You’re judge and jury.”
The crowd answered, “We’ll take the blame, we and
our children after us. Matthew 27:24, 25
I don’t know about you but I was in shock when I read this
scripture. How could they say things like that?
That was so unfair, so selfish…..
I don’t think the kids would approve. The
crowd cursed their kids just like that. There was no
thought behind what they were really doing. Blinded by
hate they doomed their children!
I was angry at the crowd’s ignorance. Shame on anyone
who thinks only of themselves, and forgets there is a much
bigger plan at play. I was hurt by the words they spoke.
What did their kids do????
They were innocent in all of this. They had dreams and
aspirations. But their futures were in danger because of the
carelessness of their parents!!!! That made me so mad.
But as I was thinking about that the attention shifted from the
crowd to myself.
What am I doing now that will prepare the way for my kids?
Am I speaking life, prosperity, victory, peace and other
strong words into their lives or am I cursing their future with
But it goes much deeper than just words. As a single man
I have a part to play in the future of my kids lives.
Understand what I am saying here. I have a part to play.
I thank God my kids futures are not dependent on my
success or else they would be in deep trouble. God is
the One who is holding them in His hand. He is the One
who created them and called them. He is the One
who knows them by name and is holding their lives in
His powerful hand.
I have a part to play in this amazing story.
Let’s look at a scripture,
And David the king went in and sat before the
Lord and said, Who am I, O Lord God, and what
is my house and family, that you have brought
me up to this?
And yet this was a small thing in Your eyes, O
God; for You have spoken of Your servant’s
house for a great while to come, and have regarded
me accordingly to the estate of a man of high
degree, O Lord God!
1 Chronicles 17:16, 17
God as you know has a plan for you but He also has
a plan for your kids. That is the exciting news if you ask
Not only has He got a plan for your kids but He has a plan for
their kids and so on and so on!
In other words He has a plan for your posterity!
Let us take a look at another scripture:
David told the crowd:
God chose my son Solomon to build the temple,
but Solomon is young and has no experience.
This is not just any building – this is the temple
for the Lord God!
That’s why I have done my best to get everything
Solomon will need to build it – gold, silver, bronze,
iron, wood, onyx, turquoise, colored gems, all kinds of
precious stones, and marble. 1 Chronicles 29:1, 2
I love this…..David didn’t sit and expect his son to
walk in his calling. He prepared the way for him. He knew
God had called Solomon and he did all he could do to help
Solomon. We have the awesome responsibility of preparing
the way for our kids even in our singleness. We will not
curse our kids with our words like the crowd did.
How we live our lives has an impact on our kids too. We are
not perfect but we can do something to prepare the way…..
When God sees me and my life He sees a generation.
When He blesses me, He doesn’t stop there, He blesses
my posterity! Today I will make sure I am running after
God’s plan for me. I will pursue purity. I will pursue a
deeper relationship with Him, because all those things have
an effect on my posterity.
For He has strengthened and made hard the bars of your
gates, and He has blessed your children within you.
This is one of my favorite scriptures. The Lord has blessed
my children within me and because of that I am grateful.
It wasn’t because of me that He blessed them but it was
because of His grace! And even now by faith I declare that
my kids will do great things for God not because I am
perfect but because I trust in a great big God. Their
future is secure I declare.
God has blessed the work of their hands.
Favor is with them everywhere they go.
They will bring many people to the Lord!
They will have wisdom far beyond their years.
They will walk in purity
and most importantly of all, they have a deep
relationship with God.
God will be the first and the most important thing in
their lives. They will be sold out for God……
That is my declaration….what is yours???
We will not curse our kids but bless them in word
and in deed.
(Our children’s ministry is having a camp so I will be away for a
few days starting today. Please pray for me and the team that is
going. Pray for the kids as well.) 🙂