>> Sunday, October 30, 2016
Host Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth pointed out something I'd never noticed before. She directed listeners to Hebrews 11, the "Hall of Faith" chapter. You've probably read it before, maybe even numerous times. I have. But you know, sometimes it takes someone else to help you see things that are right in front of you. Nancy drew attention to the verses highlighting Isaac and Jacob, which I know I've read at least a half-dozen times, probably a few more. And you know why those two are listed in the New Testament as having exemplary faith? Those two patriarchs of the nation of Israel?
They're in there because they spoke blessings on their children.
Not because of all the other things you know and read about in the Old Testament, but because they prayed for their kids, WITH their kids. Because they believed ~ encouraging their kids to believe ~ that God would answer those prayers. That kind of faith was worth recording to the writer of the Book of Hebrews! Simply blessing their children.
Isn't that amazing? That something so simple could be considered so important that God saw fit to have it highlighted in this way.
Suddenly makes you see how to talk to your children in a whole different light, doesn't it?