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“Neither make mention of the names of their gods.” This statement came from Joshua’s final address to the Israelite people.

Pretty exclusive, huh?

How are you doing with that in this “politically correct” world?

Are you lifting up only the name of Jesus in your household? Or are you giving place to things that aren’t of God? Things that go against his word?

At first it seems unlikely that within a Christian home there would be the attempt to expose the children to sin. But how often do we hear “you need to expose your children to things of the world so they won’t go wild when they’re on their own” or “I’m going to introduce all religions to my children and give them the freedom of what religion they’d like to be part of”?

These statements may sound innocent. But that doesn’t make them of God.

Adhere to Joshua’s words of wisdom. Preach only Jesus. The “freedom of choice” will only lead to a cell of isolation from our Lord.

Joshua 23:7

Our Father’s Business

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3 John 4

Luke 2:43-49

“Jesus!! Jesus!!! Has anybody seen Jesus??”

Mary, Jesus’ mother was in a panic. Apparently she had lost God’s only begotten Son.

“Jesus!!!”

Three days of backtracking led her to the temple where her twelve year old son sat, teaching scholars the Word of God.

“Where in the world have you been? Your father and I have been a total wreck!!”

“Don’t you know that I have to be about my Father’s business?” Jesus replied.

The memory faded as she watched her son being immersed into the water.

Again she realized that this was his Father’s business.

Tears streamed down her face as she heard the voice from heaven say, “this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.”

Her child was pleasing to her God, his Father.

And that’s the greatest gift a parent can have. To know that their children walk in the truth, pleasing unto the One True God.

That’s what God desires of us too. A heart that is focused on the upbuilding of His kingdom.

Walk in the truth. Be about Jesus’ business.

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