EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR
by: pastor paul rika, international director of HOREMOW
EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12,2023
TEXT: MATTHEW 22: 37-39
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Key verse: Matthew 22: 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Both parents have headship over children. The Christian family must recognize the
headship of Christ and willingly obey and submit to Him fully. The Christian family
must dedicate itself to love the Lord God with all their heart. God must come first
and not the husband, wife, or children. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God is the first
commandment. So, first things first. Woman, it is the Lord your God first, not your
husband. You should love him, but God first. The man should love his wife but
secondary to Christ. Children should love their parents, but their first love should be
for Christ. The first love of everyone in the family should be to the Lord God. Parents
should cherish their children, which is the second commandment and should come
after the first command. The first is the Lord your God. If the family has Jesus as the
head, they should love Him with all their heart, soul, might, and strength.
The husband's first duty in the family is to direct the love of the wife and children to
God; not to himself. Not your will, but God’s will; because He is your head and
your God. Let your first love be directed at Him. Do not stop your wife from loving
God. Give her time to worship God. It is one of the ways you will show your love
for the Lord. Give her time to pray and study the scriptures and know her God. That
is an expression of your love for God. Give her time to fellowship and attend
conferences in her sincere love for God. Provide means of transportation for your
wife and children to Christian meetings. God must come first in everything, and our
actions should reflect that. When your children are not serious in the house of God
but are serious in school; when you spend much money to send them to school but
leave them at home when it is time for fellowship, that reflects how misplaced your
priorities are. First things first: Love God, direct them to the love of God.
Thought for the day: The Christian family must recognize the headship of Christ.
Song for the day: Abraham’s blessings are mine
Bible reading for the day: Ezekiel 1-3; Hebrews 9
PASTOR PAUL RIKA