So—here is advice for future parents and those who still have children living at home—focus on the best things. I have some “best things” in mind. I would have more family meals with everyone required to be present, more regular attendance to church every week, more time talking about the bible, and more time praying together.
Each of us having tasted of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” will be eternally thankful for the work of our savior, Jesus Christ, when He nailed each of our evil lessons to that cross outside Jerusalem many years ago.
While reading Jeremiah’s book in the Old Testament, the condition that existed within the city of Jerusalem reminds me of America today. On the surface, the Israeli’s were regularly worshiping at the temple; they were performing the required sacrifices and offering their prayers up to God. There were significant problems below the surface, however, that God pointed out to Jeremiah.
Christian believers can strengthen their faith by learning facts, compelling truths, from the bible. These truths are not always easy to see, but when we dig into the context we learn and grow our faith! "The Wedding, Will You Be There?"