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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Timothy 3:5
If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?
In writing to Timothy, St. Paul said anyone who desires to lead people within the Church must be able to first of all manage and lead their own family. Paul asks, “How can they lead the church if they can’t lead their own family?”
Even in this short forum, through the years I’ve said that the Church, in its purest form, is a mom and dad and some kids. That’s where a man and a woman first learn to lead anyone. Unlike employees, kids will push back on any directive a parent gives them from DAY 1! From that workplace, a mother and a father learn how to manipulate the “push back” to work in their favor. Those who don’t watch their kids manipulate THEM into a place of submission. That means the kids now run the place. Words like spoiled, brats, insolent, rebellious, and finally, prisoner are used to describe a child a parent has failed to lead. Now, if that person aspires to lead God’s people, the question pops up … “HOW?” If they can’t lead their kids, they can’t lead the church. That’s why those who desire to lead in the house of God must put their “Kids First!”
Thank You that right after our relationship with You, You enabled Robyn and me to lead our kids FIRST. In time, You’ve helped us lead in Your house. It’s been the highest privilege! Amen