Tuesday, August 09, 2005
Raising Godly Sons
Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. Malachi 2:15So, how to raise godly children, esp., for this blog, godly sons? Monkey see, monkey do so we (I) need to become godly before we can expect our sons to be one, too.
Fortunately, we have some glimps from the Bible:
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 1 Tim 4:7,8And even better, why we should be godly:
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. Titus 2:11-14Consequence of our godliness should be:
In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 2 Tim 3:12,13I must confess that I'm not being persecuted -- that is, not like the apostles or, say, the way recently converted Christians in Islamic nations are being persecuted.
(This blog entry was inspired after commenting at In Deo Veritas.)