The older I get, the more I am amazed at how my grown children mimicked my attitudes when they were young. I’ll never forget what my daughter told me about how I influenced her eating habits.
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I’m sure we’ve all have at least heard of “The Prodigal Son” and hopefully read that parable as well in the book of Luke. If you are a Dad, then this story probably resonates with you on many levels. Being there for your kids when they need you is important.
Luke 15:24 — “For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’And they began to celebrate.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 — “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
I love my grandchildren! I guess most grandparents love their grandkids. God gives us this bond with them. I’ve analyzed this at length, and part of it has to do with getting a mini do-over. We get to be a “shadow” parent, not real parents, but right behind. Another reason is I can see me in them. I see personality traits, good or bad that they are developing that reminds me of…well me.
Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
My Dad was a Sub-Contractor and laid carpet by trade. I filled my weekends and summers working with my Dad laying carpet. While being his helper, we would go to buildings, houses, and apartments to pull up the old carpet and install the new one.
Rightfully King | Investing
Currently, my morning devotion is journeying through 1 Chronicles. 1 Chronicles 29 is about David turning over the crown to his son Solomon. One of the things that struck me about this part of the Bible was the conversation that David had with God about the temple. We’ve all been told that David was a man after God’s own heart. David was singled out to be the King of Israel despite having a bunch of other brothers to choose from. David killed Goliath when all the other men didn’t even want to make eye contact with the giant.
David went on to become the King of Israel and conquered many lands and people. So when I read the Bible for the first time, I thought David would have been the natural person to build God’s temple. But God had other plans. In 1 Chronicles 28, God told David, “You may not build a house in my name, for you are a man of war and have shed blood.”