in the Home
the Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy
father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from
me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be
lightly esteemed. I Sam. 2:30
Make the home life as nearly as possible
In the home the foundation is laid for
the prosperity of the church. The influences that rule in the home life are
carried into the church life; therefore, church duties should first begin in
Those who govern their families in the
right way will bring into the church an influence of order and reverence.
Fathers and mothers who make God first in
their households, who teach their children that the fear of the Lord is the
beginning of wisdom, glorify God before angels and before men. . . . Christ is
not a stranger in their homes; His name is a household name, revered and
glorified. Angels delight in a home where God reigns supreme and the children
are taught to reverence religion, the Bible, and their Creator. Such families
can claim the promise, "Them that honour Me, I will honour."
The sacred privilege of communing with
God makes distinct and clear the sight of the glorious things prepared for
those who love God and reverence His commandments. We need to bring reverence
into our daily lives. . . .
We bring too much that is little and
common into the daily duties of life, and the result is that we fail to see Him
who is invisible. Thus we lose many rich blessings in our religious experience.
True reverence is revealed by obedience.
God has commanded nothing that is unessential, and there is no other way of
manifesting reverence so pleasing to Him as by obedience to that which He has
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