My social media feed is filled with thoughts on going back to school, learning virtually, daycare, sports, and homeschooling during this Covid-19 pandemic. Strong opinions abound on each topic. It is overwhelmingly to read all the thoughts and opinions.
When I get overwhelmed, I turn to God and ask, “God what do you want me to do?”
This morning I opened up the bible to Hosea. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” God wants us to teach our children about him. Will we be perfect examples? No. Will we mess up? Yes. We can learn so much along the way. When we teach our children about God, we learn more about God’s character too.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also will reject you from being priest for Me;
Because you have forgotten the law of your God,
I also will forget your children.
—Hosea 4:6 NKJV
The bible is full of the most interesting people. David was a boy who killed a giant with a sling shot, because of his faith in God. Samson was a man with the strength of many men, like a superhero. Esther was a queen that saved the Jewish people. The bible has giants and dinosaurs. The more that I read the bible with my kids, the more that I learn.
Yesterday, I read the book of Timothy. Just as we exercise our bodies, we must also nourish our faith. God has more wisdom to impart on us each day. Every time you read the bible, you get more information and wisdom on how to live your life.
A Good Servant of Jesus Christ
If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. These things command and teach.
—1 Timothy 4:6-11 NKJV
God does not want us to get stressed out. God wants us to seek him. God wants us to read the bible. God wants us to seek him first, so he can guide and instruct us.
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