Title: Practice What You Preach
Writer’s Name: Ornitha Danielle
So many times we tell our children to behave and not to do things that will get them into trouble. How can we preach these things and we’re doing the very thing that we tell them not to do. For instance how can a mother tell her daughter not to have sex before marriage, but yet in still the mother is having a different guy in the house and wants to get mad when the daughter is acting just the way she’s being taught?
Fathers are not getting off by a long shot. You tell your son to respect women, but yet and still you disrespect his mother, or any other woman that passes by talking under her clothes. We as parents indeed need to be very careful of the messages we send to our children. We are the very reason so many of them are acting like they have no earthly sense that God has given them.
On the flip side of things, God tells us parents how we are to train our children in Proverbs 22:6 -“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” I can honestly say that when I got older I for one never forgot what my parents taught me about the word of God. My mother taught me whenever I got in trouble that I could call on the name of Jesus and He would be right there to answer me.
The Bible even tells us that in Ephesians 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” Here in this text, we see clearly how God left great instructions on how we should conduct ourselves in this life. In Ephesians 5:22, the word says, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
God was telling us that the way we present ourselves to Him, we have to do the same thing to our spouse. We must thank God for another opportunity to get it right. Lord knows that I’m grateful. As people of God that were created in His image, we should do everything possible to please Him. If we stop trying to please man and please God we will be on the right track for starters.
There is something else I never really understood. How can we hate one another and profess to love God? In John 4:20, it states: “If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?” This is how I came up with the title of this article, Practice What You Preach. We really should look in the mirror and not just talk about doing the right thing, but indeed be about God’s business. As a Christian I believe that God sent Jesus a man who knew NO SIN to die for me. Here’s something to think about. Could you ever repay God for what He did for you? Now He gave His son, which was His best for us. Are you willing to give Him your best?