Good and right in the eyes of the Lord
❇️ Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord your God (v28)
❇️ Parents take great efforts to accumulate money and property for their children so that things may go well with them in their future. But many parents to their dismay find this leads to a Godless life of luxury bereft of peace in their children life.
What may be the reason?
❇️ This is because the Parents fail to give their children, the Lord, the real inheritance and any other inheritance without the Lord will prove to be counterproductive.
❇️ Moses tells when the Parents do what is good and right in the eyes of the Lord by obeying the word of God, things will go well with their children in future which holds good even for present day Parents.
What good and right things parents do will ensure blessed future for their children?
▪️Fear the Lord and serve him – 10:20
▪️Circumcising their hearts -10:16
▪️Keeping the word of God in their heart and teach them always to their children – 11:18-19
▪️Obeying all the decrees and laws of God – 11:32
▪️Not worshipping other Gods – 13:8
▪️Giving tithe to God – 14:22
▪️Supporting the orphans, widows and those who serve God – 14:29
❇️ When Parents do these good and right things in the eyes of God instead of doing what is right in their eyes, things will go well with their children after them.
❇️ As Parents let us get our priorities right
✅ Insights learnt:
▪️Parents are to do good and right things in the eyes of God in order to give their children a blessed future