“Parenting, Pruning & Praying for Our Nation” July 4

 

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4th of July

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.
Psalm 33.12

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions,and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
1 Timothy 2.1-3

 

Today’s Readings:
2 Chronicles 3 & 4
Psalm 79.5-10
Proverbs 20.10-12
Acts 12.1-25

 

PARENTING, PRUNING & PRAYING FOR OUR NATION

 

How do you view what is going on in our country? Do you believe God is chastising or pruning our nation or us as individuals? How are you responding? Are you praying or merely complaining?

And from our Proverbs reading, by what are your children known? Do you see tendencies that, if not dealt with biblically, will produce attitudes and actions that are not pleasing to God?

 

 

Proverbs 20.10-12:

Even a Child is Known by His Deeds

pouting child

Verse 11, “Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right.”

Jesus said you will know a tree by its fruit and Matthew Henry says, about this verse, “even a young tree by its first fruits, a child by his childish things.”

What sinful attitudes and behaviors do you see in your children?

We need to seek God and His wisdom about those tendencies. We cannot allow them to be selfish, to throw tantrums or to be cruel and unkind, thinking they will just outgrow it.  Continue reading