《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (1Ti 5:8)
Meditation one: What is Christians’ family responsibility? It is not only to care about saving the souls of the family members, but also to concern about their physical needs, including support of their parents. Believers, who do not provide for their relatives, and especially for those in their own household, are equivalent to have denied the spirit of their faith. If people claim to have faith but have no deeds, God will not bless them.
Meditation two: What about family members who have not yet believed in the Lord? To lead family members to believe in the Lord is quite challenge, but, through the grace of the Lord, we can shine for God in our daily lives, live out godly lives among our family members, do our parts for our families, and bring their names to the Lord in our prayers. God has promised us; “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Php 4:13)
Prayer: God heavenly Father, thank You for taking me to join the responsibilities of establishing a Christian family. I ask for Your forgiveness, because many times, I have overlooked the love and care needed by my families and relatives. Please help me, let me be the light among my family, friends, and relatives, be the salt of seasoning and preserving, and bring the true light to enlighten my entire family members. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!