A lot of folks don’t have a vision for their families, and thus raise families that are lacking in strength and godliness. Unfortunately, this sad trend has plagued our society today. The problem with our society is not the government, or what is going on in the society; the problem is with the parents in the home. The truth is that if a father takes care to make sure that his children are born again and filled with the Holy Spirit right from when they are little, it will be very difficult for the society to negatively influence them.
Moses’ connection with his mum is a beautiful example of how an individual can reach his ultimate heights in destiny through good parenting. His story teaches that societal decadence cannot corrupt a child who is firmly established in the ways of the Lord.
Moses grew up in Egypt in a dark era when snake worship was their national religion. The Pharaoh then was worshipped as the god of the sun and snake. His headgear — as shown in movies — was a snake symbol. Moses, though he was next in line to be the Pharaoh, chose to forfeit all that and serve God.
“By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt…”
According to the bible, Moses counted being the crème of his society as nonsense and chose rather to be a slave. Why? His mother had taught him who he was. When he was little, his birth parents, Jochebed and Amram, had trained him in the ways of the Lord. Pharaoh’s daughter had adopted Moses under unusual circumstances and unknowingly gave him back to his birth mother to take care of him for a while. Jochebed didn’t pass up the opportunity; she carefully trained him in the way of the Lord. By the time Moses got back to Pharaoh’s palace, he was fully instructed in the ways of the Lord. The full story is found in the second chapter of the book of Exodus.
Moses lived for forty years in Egypt and never forgot who he was; because he had a mother who was established in the truth. Please understand this: if you’re fooling around in church and failing to establish yourself in the truth, you are a disaster waiting to happen. If you don’t walk in the ways of the Lord, you will end up building your family on a faulty foundation. You will end up building a family on sand.
It is really tragic that some parents build their families on money: holiday trips, shopping, mansions with swimming pools; the list is endless. While these things are good, there is more to parenting than providing food and house rent for your kids. The greatest thing you can give to your child is a revelation of God, and a revelation of who they are in God. If you are not established in this understanding, you are not yet qualified to start a family even if you’re 79 years old.