TODAY'S WORD FOR Thursday, October 31, 2019:
The quality or state of being wise; scholarly knowledge or learning; discernment or insight.
Wisdom builds her house, while folly tears hers down with her own hands.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
One of the passages of scripture that strongly tells us how to raise our children biblically is Ephesians 6:1-4. In verse 1 we read, Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. In verse 2, we read, that children should “Honor your father and mother” which is the first commandment with promise. And in verse 4 we are told, to bring our children up in the training and admonition of the Lord.
Compare what the scripture says (above) to what our schools now are teaching our children. Children now in California are wards of the state, giving the state the parental rights (California AB-329).
Parents do not have the right to prevent their child from taking a subject that they do not want them to take. Parents do not have veto power over the content that the teacher teaches. The Bible and Prayer has been taken out of our schools.
So, we ask the question, how did America arrive at a place where pagan values are made noteworthy, and immoral conduct is exalted and idolized? We also are aware that education in many parts of the world is even worse for parents and their child.
The war we are facing is made explicit in Ephesians 6:12: “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world and against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
It is a spiritual battle and America is doomed, unless men and women speak out for God and biblical principles --- to free children from the negativities of public education. As believers in Jesus, stand up for Him and stand firm for our children. We must as believers, all of us, pray that God will take over and put parents under conviction of the necessity to speak out and stand for biblical principles to be honored.
The point of this devotional is for believers to understand the war we are living in and for more believers to understand what is happening to our standards. They are being eroded away by those we have elected to office. They think they know better, as to what is good for our children, than we who are parents. People have become wise in their own eyes. We must seek Godly wisdom.
Our memory verse for this week is found in Psalm 119:18.
Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from Your law.
Dear Lord, help me to pray faithfully for the parents and educators in this world that they may realize that our children are tomorrow’s leaders and need to be indoctrinated in the Biblical principles that our country was founded upon.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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