Families in Biblical days had more morals and a family home meant more and was more of a whole family unit. Generally a family home was Husband the father, wife the mother and then the children. There was no form of birth control, so when husband and wife got to know each other in an intimate biblical way, their labor of love produced a blessing for their son or daughter. Sons would carry on their dad’s name and in ancient days the more sons a man fathered, the wealthy he felt and looked to the community. When I was a young boy, my father would get upset if I misbehaved but even more say I misbehaved in public in front of other people. I remember once the family was visiting my grandparents and I can’t remember what I did, but all the way home, my dad would say, I can’t believe you behave like that in front of your elders, especially your mother’s parents. He would continue to say, when we get home, you will be punished, but to me, the promise of punishment was then receiving the punishment. As children of the Father God, His desire is to see us live wisely and not foolishly. Our mother and father teach us their wisdom because they have experienced more of life than us. When they see not listen to their wise words and our lives fall apart, they like to say, “ I told you so, when will you listen, “ When I was 23, I had a girlfriend name Chrystal Armour, she had a younger brother named Eric, he was kind of momma’s boy. Years later after I and Crissie broke up, I made a friendship with Eric and tried to teach him about Jesus, and took him to church with me. He was very fast at memorizing scripture and seemed to love God, and he stopped wearing his piercing. wearing but one day he left my house we rented together and stole some Christian music CDs from me. I lost contact with Eric, but years later I found him on Facebook and he was living far away from his mom and sister. He was married but his marriage didn’t last long, and I asked him about his mom and sister and he said he hadn’t seen them or talked to them in a very long time and I really didn’t ask why but thought it was odd, cause he was a momma’s boy. My lifelong friend Sarah Wright had told me Eric’s story. Eric had become very into drugs and he broke into his mom’s house and stole some items. I don’t know if Eric was arrested or did time, but his mom told him to get out of her life and she never wants to see him again. A similar story happened to a young boy named Nick who was one of the boys I supervised when I worked as residential staff at a troubled teen boy school. Nick was an adopted boy who was from Russia and who would tell me horror stories about his life before his adopted parents took him home with them. Nick’s parents were very wealthy, but Nick would get in trouble over and over, and his father would pay to fix whatever damage Nick did. One day, Nick was discovered with another boy in the and homosexuality wasn’t allowed there or anything like that between boy students. Nick’s adoptive parents were told and they came very fast and took him to Nashville and dropped him off at an orphanage and told them they didn’t want Nick anymore. When most of the boys heard this, they were all broken-hearted, even if they didn’t like Nick, hearing a parent didn’t want you anymore is hard to hear. Miss Jane, the guidance counselor, told the boys, they didn’t know how nice it was to have a natural parent, because, after so much disappointment in bad behavior, most parents would disown their children. Later on, when I was talking to Eric Armour, he told me how depressed he felt, that knew his mother was a serious woman and she meant it when she didn’t want to see him ever again. On judgment day when Jesus who and who can’t enter the kingdom of heaven and have everlasting life, those who lived a foolish life, will hear, depart from Me, for and My Father knows you not, your hell will begin at that moment. Are you a good child of the Lord, are you and I a reflection of our heavenly Father, if you need more help ask me. . God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves and so do I.
Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; leave Me, you who practice lawlessness.’