In Revelation 3:2, the Lord told the Pastor of the church in Sardis, Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. Take a good look around, you may agree with me that there are a great many values that are on life support, almost ready to die. Values like good, clean, Christian living: faithfulness to your one spouse for your entire life, decency and respect in our conversations, putting the needs of others before our own. We could talk about honesty, hard work, purity and loyalty. We need to strengthen these values and the places to do it are the church and the home.
Jesus said, I will build my church. Many churches may be on life support, but if they’d go back to the Great Physician for healing, He will rebuild them. It’s His church, we have no right to change the message, adopt our own ways or ignore His commands. We need to strengthen the church the Lord has placed us in by our faithfulness to it’s services, and involvement in it’s outreach. We need to strengthen it by our unsullied testimony of godliness, love and commitment. Jesus will build His church and He has chosen to use His children to do it.
As a parent, especially a father, I have an obligation, a duty, to bring up my children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. It’s my job to strengthen my home. I am responsible for instilling those values of honesty, hard work, purity, loyalty and selflessness. God didn’t place me here to complain about society, he placed me here to be an agent of change.
Yes, some things may appear to be ready to die. Am I going to complain about it or strengthen the things which remain?
Join us on Sundays as we strive to strengthen our families and our church.
See you Sunday!