EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2021
TEXT: 2 JOHN 1-4
1) The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;
2) For the truth's sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.
3) Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4) I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
KEY VERSE: PROVERBS 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Be truthful to your children and lead them on the path of truth. Do not teach them lies. For example- “Johnny, that man that is coming over there is coming to disturb me. When he comes and asks of me, tell him I am not around. Did you hear me?” The boy answers, “Okay daddy.” The man came and asked, “Is your daddy at home?” The boy replied, “My daddy said I should tell you he is not around.” Very simple!
You know when they are growing up they have the understanding of truth. Brush and improve the quality of the truth they have and let them grow in that way. Do not turn them into liars. Do not train them to lie. Take note of the things you are saying concerning other people in the presence of your children. Your child will say so about others.
A man of God came to the house of a sister and the woman gave the man rice to eat. You know rice and its behavior. I think the spoon hit something and the rice scattered everywhere. When the man finished eating and left, the woman came with her daughter to clear the plates. As she was doing this she remarked, “I don't like people who eat like monkeys. Look at rice scattered everywhere.” The child heard but did not say anything at that time. Sometime later, when she saw that man of God coming to visit them, she ran to her mother and said, “Mummy! Mummy! That man you said eats like a monkey is coming.” The mother put the foul language into the mouth of the child. The little girl has caught it and the mother stands guilty for teaching the child how to speak dirty language.
Behold, everyone that useth proverbs shall use this proverb against thee, saying, As is the mother, so is her daughter.
If you want to speak about something, even if it is something good, sometimes it is better to excuse the child or keep it away from the child because he or she may not be old enough to understand such language. His or her thought towards that matter may be childish.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:11
Because when I was a child I thought like a child, but when I became an adult, I put away childish things.
Teach them to walk in the truth of God. That is what God expects of you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Good child upbringing is for your own peace and justification before God.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Give me grace, grace oh Lord…
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Psalm 73-74; Romans 5
PASTOR PAUL RIKA