Thursday, December 9, 2010


Judges 5:5 NAS
The mountains quaked at the presence of the Lord. This Sinai, at the presence of the Lord, the God of Israel.

Raising children can be exasperating sometimes. Because you are the adult, presumably you have wisdom, so you try to guide your child to choose the right path. This does not always work. You've told your child that you've been there, but they don't want to listen.

Perhaps you have a strong willed child that wants to do things their way. They will go out of their way, to do it their way, leaving you feeling helpless. You say black and they say white. They have to be the opposite.

You can only guess how God feels when He sees His children take the wrong path. The book of Judges tells us of disobedient and idolatrous people, how they are defeated time and time again because of their rebellion against God.

God raised up the military to throw off the bondage and restore the nation to worship. But like people now they reverted back to their old sin nature. God finally angered against Israel and said in Judges 2:20 "Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and has not listened to My voice, I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died."

Our God is a loving God that wants the best for each one of His children but you cannot continue to turn your back on Him. He is a just God and you will be punished. Just like punishing your children for doing wrong in your eyes. You will take away the car, television, etc. until your child realizes you mean business. So too, is our God.

In the end God wants us to ask for forgiveness, just as you want your child to ask you to forgive them. All in all there are rules to live by. You make the rules in your house as God makes the rules for us to live by. All He wants is to live with His children in harmony and peace.

Dear Father forgive me when I let You down. Amen.

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