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Series: Guidelines for Building a Godly Home
Ernest L. Easley
We are learning these days from Exodus 20: God's Guidelines for Building a Godly Home! More important than building a business, building a career, building a nest egg is building Godly Homes!
You may become the President of the largest company in this city and have great power and influence, but if you've not pointed your children to Jesus Christ, you've not succeeded. But on the other hand, you may never become a big success in the world's eyes, you may never accumulate a mass fortune, but if you've pointed your children to Jesus Christ and built a godly home, you are successful!
I would rather fail as a Pastor and succeed as a husband and father than to succeed as a pastor and failed as a husband and father. Oh, to be able to say along with John in 3 John 4, ''I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.''
How every Christian parent needs to rediscover the unchanging truth God gave to Moses in Deuteronomy 6.5-7, ''You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words (ten commandments) which I command you today shall be in your heart; you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.''
In other words, the primary place for spiritual training is not the church, but the home! And the primary teacher is not the pastor, it's the parents!
Now this morning we come to God's fifth guideline for building a godly home. The first 4 guidelines deal with our relationship with God. The last six guidelines deal with our relationship with each other. And don't think that the order God gave these 10 guidelines was incidental, the order was intentional!
So what does that mean? Well, it means that before our relationship with each other is right that our ...
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