Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Honored or Shamed

I’m the proud mother of three beautiful professional women. I’m grateful to be able to say, that we all have a pretty good relationship with each other. It seems that almost daily, one of us will begin a text string and before the day is over, every one of us has chimed in to give our opinion, grant some good advice, offer a prayer or give praise for something which has happened in one of our lives, during the day. It is absolutely wonderful! I don’t ever want to think of a time, when this will not be the case. But because life is so uncertain, it could be the case any day.  And since, I am the eldest, and we are talking about one’s offspring in this next line. It is they who may well have to deal with this line.

Line 7: His sons come to honor and others to shame, but never again will he call out their name. – Job 14:21

Wow! Each of my daughters has a college degree; two have reached the Master’s level; one has two Master’s degrees. They each have come to honor, however, I’ve been there to celebrate and praise God with them. But should I die, before either of them reach the Doctoral stage; I’ll not know anything about it. As a matter of fact, I am the only sibling in my family that has acquired a college education. However, neither of my parents was alive to see or celebrate it with me.  Why? Because they died before I graduated college, and the dead know nothing!

I came to honor; thankfully, none of us came to shame; but, again, had it happened, my parents would not have known. And Job 14:21 confirms it, by saying, “His sons come to honor, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.”

Therefore, whatsoever we do in our lifetime, let us be sure that God is honored. Let us stay close to our loved ones and friends, showing them love and respect, while they are yet alive; for once they are deceased, for them, the party stops!

I encourage you to share some love today, with someone you earnestly care about. It should do both of you well.

All Scriptures are taken from the KJV – King James Version Bible

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