Thursday, February 01, 2018

Take Courage

“Take courage and be a man.” 
1 Kings 2:2

A Polish man in the UK who had an otherwise exemplary character, got caught soliciting a woman to have sex with his 14-year old son. The woman turned out to be a police officer. The judge on the case, Jonathan Teare, told the father, “You have a duty of care to your son and that is to look after his moral welfare, not as you might think to break him in to the ways of sex through a prostitute.” 

Unfortunately, many fathers think that is how to bring up a son!  King David was different. When he was on his deathbed, he made sure to instruct his son Solomon, “I am going the way of all flesh. Take courage and be a man. Keep the mandate of the Lord, Your God, following His ways and observing His statutes, commands, ordinances, and decrees... that you may succeed in whatever you do, wherever you turn...” (1 Kings 2:2-3)

The best legacy we can leave our sons and daughters is teaching them to love God and neighbor, to follow God’s ways and not the world’s ways!

1 comment:

I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy