For Ladies: God Give Us Christian Homes
In the song of our title, we find words that should inspire mothers and grandmothers to pray earnestly for those words and thoughts to become the foundation of our homes - a foundation that is built upon the Bible and all it teaches; a home where Christ is loved and obeyed and where keeping oneself unspotted from the world (James 1:27) is of utmost importance every day. We must teach and set an example for our young people. We must help them to know and understand the truth of what James said in James 4:4 – that “the friendship of the world is enmity with God. Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
When we consider 1 John 2:15 and know what is out there in the world, it should make us very diligent in our efforts to keep our children from the sin that surrounds them. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Today, the world is in love with sin! The alcoholic is in love with the contents of the bottle. The drug addict is in love with the drug that makes him feel he cannot live without it. The young girl who offers her body for sale loves sin and its consequence. The woman who aborts her baby is in love with a society that tells her it is okay to become a murderer. The clothing industry leads our young girls to fall in love with their skimpy pieces of material that reveal almost as much flesh as was seen at the time or their birth. Plunging necklines, short skirts, bare midriffs, and exposure of their bodies should put a blush on their faces and shame the parents who let their daughters walk around in such enticing and revealing garments. Young people move in together because “we are in love.” They have no intention to marry and have no thought of the sinful life they are living. Yes, it seems many of the youth today are in love with a SINFUL world! Satan has so many of the youth just where he wants them: in love with him and the sin that abounds in his world.
Black, dirty, and ugly! These words describe what the youth of today see around them everywhere - at school, in the homes of friends, and on television. The devil paints this picture with bright, happy faces, and enticing objects. The beer ads show young people having “fun” instead of the family that is torn apart by alcohol or the old man who has fallen down in the squalor of his alcoholic stupor.
Mothers, we must strive to bring our children to a realization of better things to become involved in. Help them to choose their friends from among other Christian young people. Teach them to lay up treasures in heaven. Matthew 6:19-21. Show them how to shine so that they may fill their days with a brightness that comes by being a Christian. Admonish them to resist the pleasures that will tempt them, the peer pressure they encounter. Help them to continue in the paths of righteousness; knowing that, in so doing, their Christian lives far outweigh living and loving the world of sin!
Let the love of Christ and His church be their focus! -Rt 2 Box 177, Belington, WV 26250. email@example.com
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