Thursday, March 29, 2007

Increasing as Jesus...

{{Originally posted Sunday, August 20, 2006... transferred from old blog}}

This morning in our home Sunday school lesson,
we read about Jesus in the temple (Luke 2).
The end of the chapter really hit home.
Particularly these two verses...

"And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me?
wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?"

~ Luke 2:49

"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature,
and in favour with God and man."

~ Luke 2:52

Not much is written about Jesus' youth,
but here there is much said.

Here, at twelve years old,

Jesus is about His Father's business...
busy doing God's work.

We also see that He increased (grew)

in wisdom and stature
and in favour with God and man.

Spurgeon said,

"How sweetly does our Lord here
teach us in our earliest youth

to serve our heavenly Father!"
and "We ought exceedingly

to admire our Lord
in the lowliness of

these preparatory years."

Our children's youth is time to prepare

for God's work as adults
but it is also a time to be doing God's work now.
Are we doing all we can to help them, to encourage them?
Are we teaching them, training them,

and admonishing them in spiritual things
as faithfully as we ought?
Are we leading them through example?
Are we setting Jesus before them as the perfect example?

May our prayer and challenge be that we are...

and that we will.
What a great calling and responsibiliy

the Lord has bestowed on us.

"As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth." ~ Psalm 127:4



I am so thankful for all my children and grandchildren. What we teach our children will affect us even through our grandchildren. Very good post. Thanks. connie from Texas

HsKubes said...

Connie ~ You're absolutely right. What we are teaching our children will affect us and our grandchildren. We certainly have a great responsibility and blessing!

~ Christina


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