Topic: Instruct Your Children In The Things Of God — Saturday October 14, 2017.
“And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.” (2 Samuel 6:7 KJV)
The bible tells us that for twenty years the Ark of covenant was in the house of Abinadab. But nothing happened in his house. And when they tried to move it back, Uzzah touched it and died instantly because he was not well instructed. That is where parents come in. Instruct your children in the things of God. Instruct them in integrity, lifestyle and being generous. We have a generation today that is so selfish, never caring about their parents. You must care for your parents. The bible says honour your father and your mother that it may be well with you, that your days may be long. Take care of your parents.
As a parent, it is your responsibility to instruct your child. Don’t let society teach your child. Instruct your child, more especially, in the things of God. If you don’t instruct them something else will teach them. I’ve mentioned it severally, that there was a child who went to school and the teacher was telling them in his class (seven year old boy) that there is no God. The teacher said God is a figment of imagination. This young boy told the teacher that there is God. The teacher said that if there is God then prove it. Can you imagine how unfair that was for a seven year old boy? But the young boy said: “I may not be able to prove it but I tell you there is God. And he’s here right now. And for your information, my mummy and daddy have taught me there is God”.
Abinadab did not instruct his children in the ways of God. Consequently, Uzzah touched the Ark and was struck dead. He wanted to help God. Apparently, he wasn’t taught that God cannot be helped. Beloved, let God be God. Whatsoever he says, he does. It is just left for you to believe him so that you can receive it. We must instruct our children in these things.
Further Reading: 2 Samuel 6:1-7, Proverbs 22:6
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 43-44; Evening- 1 Thessalonians 2
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.