We Are All Called to Be Leaders

Greetings family in Christ! God bless you all and your families. I hope this message finds you all in good spirits. This morning I saw a disturbing devotional in which a passage from Scripture was taken out of context to fit a politically motivated message. This message couldn’t be farther from the Truth. It is rather discouraging to see so many “Houses of the Lord” becoming corrupt and politically correct. I also saw another reference to how a mom in the state of Virginia is being demonize for wanting to ban certain books from public school libraries because they are extremely graphic in a sexual nature. I’m not sure if she has any religious affiliations, but her work is of vital importance. It has left me to one conclusion, we should not count on any one else to train our family, other than ourselves. We as heads of our households, or future households need to train our families in the Way.

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil”. -1 Timothy 3:1‭-‬7 ESV

「如果有人渴慕監督的職分,他就是愛慕善工。」這話是可信的。所以作監督的,必須無可指摘,只作一個妻子的丈夫,有節制,自律,莊重,樂意接待客旅,善於教導,不好酒,不打人,只要溫和,與人無爭,不貪財,好好管理自己的家,使兒女凡事敬重順服。(人若不知道怎樣管理自己的家,怎能照料 神的教會呢?)初信主的不可作監督,恐怕他驕傲,就落在魔鬼所受的刑罰裡。作監督的也必須在教外有好聲譽,免得他被人毀謗,就落在魔鬼的陷阱裡。聖經新譯本(繁體•神字版) (第二版, 1 Ti 3:1–7). (2005). 環球聖經公會.

Now a quick disclaimer, I believe this Scripture can equally be applied to both parents of the Household. If a family doesn’t have a husband/ father or perhaps the husband is not a Believer, it is the job of us as parents to take charge of our families’ education. We should stop relying on the Church or Schools to educate out children.

We are instructed by the Lord to instruct our households in a way that is pleasing to the Lord, to be leaders of our household. If you are not currently married, begin to train yourself deeply in the Word, if you are married and do not feel qualified to led your family spiritually, dive deeper in the Word and find trusted godly mentors that you can share these concerns with.

James 1:5- If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. -James 1:5‭-‬6 ESV

你們中間若有人缺少智慧,就當向那厚賜眾人,而且不斥責人的 神祈求,他就必得著。可是,他應該憑著信心祈求,不要有疑惑;因為疑惑的人,就像被風吹蕩翻騰的海浪。聖經新譯本(繁體•神字版) (第二版, Jas 1:5–6). (2005). 環球聖經公會.

God will provide and embolden you to be that leader or provide a leader of your family. This is the traditional stance from many early Christians and most recently by the Puritans. They saw the influences from outside the family as uncertain and took it upon themselves to train their family members in the Way.

~ by branhow on April 5, 2022.

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