Tuesday, 11 September

Matthieu 7:7 -11 – “Everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”

In “the Sermon on the Mount” where these verses appear, the context refers to what family life for the children of God should be like, as they walk out their faith under the Lordship of Jesus. We pray “let your Kingdom come.” Since the Kingdom of God knows no limits, where does it begin first? His Kingdom must first come in the areas of your life that are not yet under His rule and authority. 

One example is in the area of education, including academics: Is Jesus reigning in this area, which you no doubt consider vital for your life whether you are being educated or whether you are receiving an education?  So if Jesus is not reigning, who is?

This is a legitimate question, not because it has do to with morality or what is “good or evil,” but rather a question of life or death as in the case of Moses’ parents. “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.”  (Heb. 11:23).  Do you tell your child, your pupil, your younger brother in Christ, that he is beautiful?  To what extent do you discern how beautiful he is in the eyes of God?  Do you hear the cries of the heart of the child who desires with his whole being a solid education that would be a source of life and a source of joy, following the example of those who “cry out to their mothers in the streets of the city, ‘Where is bread and wine?’”(see Lam. 2:11-12). 

Start to see, beyond only your child, the beauty and the calling of God on this generation. Make choices with that in mind because through the next generation, there will be a future and a hope! 

Let’s pray for the following topics:

  • Forgiveness of our sin towards our parents and our children.
  • That ever family would find the grace to accept and execute the mandate to educate their children.
  • For our youth, their families, their schools and their churches.
  • Christian schools (such as “l’Ecole Les Sarments-93” starting this month; see www.dessinemoiuneecole.org).

Nicolas & Isabelle DODE

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