1 Thessalonians 2-12
10 You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe; 11 as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged[b] every one of you, as a father does his own children, 12 that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
God has called us to be parents and raise our children as the next generation of leaders, laborers, and servants of Christ. Are we living devoutly, justly, and blamelessly? Are we exhorting, comforting and charging our children into their purpose?
[ A Tree Known by Its Fruit ] “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.
We are the trees and our children are our fruit. What kind of fruit are we producing? I want to be a good tree that produces good fruit!
Father, we thank you that you have trusted us with the precious children you have given us. Forgive us for not always living out the word. Help us seek you in all things that we might live worthy of our call to produce good fruit. Let us be trees planted by living waters, drawing from the water of the word continuously. Be our strength when we are weak. Convict us of our behavior that is making a negative impact on our children. Let our lives give you glory. Help us be devout, just, and blameless before you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!