Monday, April 6, 2015

A Godly Home is a Peaceful Home

Sin should NOT dwell in our homes. It should have no place in them.  As Charles Spurgeon says, "Beware of light thoughts of sin...It is sadly true, that even a Christian may grow by degrees so callous, that the sin which once startled him does not alarm him in the least. By degrees men get familiar with sin...Christian, beware how thou thinkest lightly of sin. Take heed lest thou fall by little and little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not poison? Who know its deadliness?...It girded the Redeemer's head with thorns, and pierced His heart! It made Him suffer anguish, bitterness, and woe? Look upon all sin as that which crucified the Savior, and you will see it to be exceeding sinful."

God's Word says, Seeing then that ALL these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness...Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless {2 Peter3:11,14}.

Is there arguing in your home? We are called to be at peace with all men, as far as it depends upon us. We are to pursue peace since God is a God of peace. Train your children to not argue. Model this to your children with the relationship that you have with your husband. Don't argue, quarrel, or nag, instead speak words of kindness and love to each other.

Are you careful with what you watch on television and put in front of your eyes? Do you dwell on the lovely and the good? Do you protect your children from evil? Never let them have a television or computer in their room. Don't ever buy them an iPhone. They don't need one. Billions of children have grown up without them, including me. Flee all forms of sexual immorality and immodesty; ALL forms.

Are you deep in debt? Are you living within your husband's income? Are you being content with what you have and not caring about keeping up with the Jones'? Are you learning to be unmaterialistic and live simply knowing that it is ALL going to burn one day.

Are you dressing modestly and teaching your daughters the value that God places on their purity? Are you disciplining them and teaching them obedience so they will grow up to be disciplined and walk in Truth? Are you modeling to them a meek and quiet spirit? Are you generous and loving to those outside your home and in need?

Do you have a godly home filled with peace and precious, pleasant riches?

By wisdom a house is built, 
And by understanding it is established;
 And by knowledge the rooms are filled 
With all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs 24:3, 4

The house of the righteous shall stand.
Proverbs 12:7

More posts in my Home Series.