Christian Responsibility Part Two

Christian Responsibility Part Two

Parents Responsibility towards their child/children

Responsibility means, being responsible, a moral obligation or duty, to be in charge or entrust, a thing one is responsible for.

As a parent, we all moral responsibility toward our child/children, we are the sole guardian of our children.
As a parent, God has made you a guardian of your children, once you have a child, your first priory is the child welfare and the child future.

What are our moral responsibilities?

As a responsible parent, we should be a good guardian by making sure we take good care of our child/children so that they can be of good behaviour and obedient child in our home, the society, and community also in the church of God.

Taking good care of a child is not through monetary only, but as a father or a mother, we should make sure our child is well behaved by been a good example [a good role model] to your child/children.
A house that have no peace, there is no way a child from such home will be of a good behaviour. Bible teaches us our responsibility toward our children in Ephesians 6:4, ye father, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Parents; bring your child up in God way.

A peaceful home creates a good environment to bring up a child, we can do this by not bring home outside pressures, work or business frustration to our home, by not having heated argument that will lead to a fight with your partner, also by not getting drunk or high on drugs.
Always being patience with your child/children, also able to correct their wrong doings at the initial stage. You can only do this if you allow the Spirit to always abide you. If Spirit of the Lord abides in you, you will able to overcome/destroy satanic tricks that may come your way or into your child/children life.

A peaceful home creates a good environment to bring up a child, we can do this by not bring home outside pressures, work or business frustration to our home, by not having heated argument that will lead to a fight with your partner, also by not getting drunk or high in drugs.

We should all learn from Eli the priest. Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 2:12 that the sons of Eli were sons of Be-li-ia; they knew not the Lord. Even though Eli was a priest, sons knew not God. In verse 23 of 1 Samuel 2; Eli said to his sons, why do ye such thing? For I hear of your evil dealings by all these people. As we can see from Eli statement that he left it too late to speak to his children or perhaps he was busy doing other things that he was unable to know or understand his sons. Bible tells us that, because of his son’s behaviour, he himself committed a sin before Almighty Lord. 1 Samuel 2:27-36 tells us what befall Eli and his sons.

As Christian and guardian of our children, we should teach our child/children in the way of our Lord so that they can bring peace to us, the society and themselves. Remember, on the last day, we shall ask about how we brought up our children. There is no point of us blaming the government, the society or the school. All children should be taught and corrected at home by the parents on how to behave. Because of work, business and pressures, we sometimes neglect our moral obligations toward our child/children. There is no point of having all the money or property when your child/children are or are of no good to you, and themselves or the society.
A proud parent will surely have a proud child, a drunkard, gambling, liar, thief, fighting parent or parents we surely have such child/children. We should all lives examples lives so that he or she can learn from parent’s good behaviours. We should have a personal relationship with our children; personal relationship does not necessary means material things. We some say, my son or daughter should have whatever they want; money can not buy happiness or good behaviours. By staying close with your family, you will able to understand and also know them better.
Sometimes children would misbehave to seek the attention of the parent, once they star this behaviour, it sometimes difficult for that child to come out of that behaviour.
Parents, please correct your child from their infant age, do not leave it too late as Eli the priest did. Stop blaming the society for your child wrongs. Do not be afraid to correct your child misbehaviour. Always be prayerful for your family and God shall surely answer your prayer. Do not let the name of God to blaspheme through your child action. God has given you these children for you to take proper care of them. Remember, as you want God to take good care of you, your child/children also want same from you, when you do this, our Lord Jesus Christ we surely take good care of your household for you. Please, let us apportion time for our family, it may be one hour before they go to bed, it is very important that we find time for our family. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 20:11 that a child is known by his or her doings, whether his/her work is pure, and whether it is right. We can see from above Bible verse that whatever your child did, either god or bad, at the end it affects the parents. In Proverbs 22:6, is said ‘train up a child in the way he or she should go: and when he/she is old, he/she will not depart from it. It is very important that we all train our child/children the right way of God so that they can bring glory to God almighty and your family.

The big problem that faces us this day is the issue of single parenthood. As Christian, this should never cross your mind, some women/men of this day believed that they can bring up their child/children on their own, though society accept this notion, but any true Christian should abstain from this devil notion. It is the responsibility of both parents to look after the child/children. No matter what problem devil try to bring to separate a family, there is what we call Agape love, it means husband and wife should stay together no matter the problem may be. Remember you are both the guardian of your child, and you will be asked on the judgment day. Please, do not lose your kingdom as Eli the priest did.
I pray that the Spirit of our Lord will teach us all and direct our home. I pray that all satanic forces in our home shall be destroy in the name of our Lord Jesus.
Remember, no matter what problem will face, Christ is there for us. Take your problem to Him; do not let the problem destroy you home.

Christian Responsibility Part One

Christian Responsibility Part One

Our Responsibility towards Society

What are our responsibilities toward our nations God had given to us all?
hy did God create us?
hat can you do to make the society a better place to live?
As a Christian, what are my responsibilities?

Responsibility means, a state of responsibility, the opportunity or ability to act independently and take a decision without authorisation. It also means a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role or legal obligation.
Responsibility means having control over or care of someone, being the primary cause of something and so able to take blame or take credit for the action taken. It also can mean, morally accountable for one’s behaviours.

From above definitions, one can see our moral obligation toward the society our God has given unto us. Genesis 1:27 tell us that God created man in His image. In verse 28, He said be fruitful and multiply, replenish the earth and subdue it [subdue mean, to overcome and to bring under control] and have dominion over all living thing that move upon the earth. Verse 31 tells us that everything He created is good. How can we then blame God for our society problem, remember, He send His only begotten Son to redeem us, He also die for us so that society can be a better place to live in [John 3:16].

God had given us control over the earth, He also gave us just commandments to follow, and He also revealed the secret of the earth and Heaven to us through our Lord Jesus Christ so that everything can be well with us. [Wherein He hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known unto us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself Ephesians 1:8-9. Are you carrying out your obligation? If God in His kindness had made you the head of a home, society, work or an organisation, are you carrying out your moral duties?

God had given us control over the earth, He also gave us just commandments to follow, and He also revealed the secret of the earth and Heaven to us through our Lord Jesus Christ so that everything can be well with us.

We should not just sit and wait for God to come down, He has done that, and His next coming is for judgement. God has given us the necessary weapon to fight Satan, that weapon is our Lord Jesus Christ which is love.

Bible tells us; if you are a husband, you should be a good husband and God fearing husband [Ephesians 5:25-33]. Wife, submit yourselves to your husband [Ephesians 5: 22-24] Children, obey your parent [Ephesians 6:1-3]. Servant, be obedient to them that are your master according to the flesh [Ephesians 6:5-8]. Master, forbearing threatening [Ephesians 6:9]. We can also see Paul letter to people of Colossians [Colossians 3:18-25 and Colossians 4:1]. 1 Peter 2: 2-13 tell us how to obey the law of a nation and the people that govern such nation. Verse 18-21 and 1 Peter 3: 1-8. Also, tells us how to lives as a true Christian. Titus 3:1-9 tell us to be a true Christian. It said, put them in mind to subject power, to obey magistrates, ready to every good work. Speak no evil of no man, but gentle, showing meekness unto all men

Our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us in Matthew 28:19-20, go ye therefore and teach all nations, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. If therefore you are being commanded to make the society a better place by our Lord
Jesus Christ, time have now come for you and me to be renewed in the Spirit of mind and put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness [Ephesians 4:23-29].

Philippians 2:5 say, let this be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. Colossians 3:12-16 tell us, as an elect of God, put on, therefore, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness. Forbearing one another and forgiving one another, put on charity which is a bond of perfection. Let the peace of God rule in your hearts and let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. Colossians 4:5-6 say, walk in wisdom toward them that are without. And let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
Remember what Psalm 119:105 say, thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. This mean, let the world see Christ in you. A servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men [2 Timothy 2:24]