Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Generation to Generation
Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. 17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:16
This is the promise of what the Messiah would accomplish. He will "Turn the hearts of the fathers to their children..." Isn't it a great thing to behold? We desperately need God to accomplish this promise. Our families are in trouble.
Is it true? Have fathers hearts been turned from their children to other things? Are men more interested in money than their offspring? Are men spending more time at the golf course than at home? Are daddy's absent from the lives of their wives and their children?
Promise Keepers as an organization accomplished many great things. One was an emphasis on loving our wives and children. Another has been the need to spend quality and a quantity of time with the kids.
But PK is not enough. Why is every church in the world not teaching and training their males about the call of Messiah? Jesus came to reconcile men with their families!
Take a look at the second part of this passage. Jesus is going to "reconcile the disobedient to the wisdom of righteousness." Wow! More on this promise later.