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A priest in my home

Hebrews 5:12-14. While these scriptures can apply to everyone, I have been challenged with respect to the following: As fathers and husbands, never mind members of a local fellowship, we need to be grounded and established in the Word of Truth; correctly discerning and dividing It, bring glory to God and salvation to our families.

 I encourage the young men especially (while still sons at home) to exercise themselves in the way of the Lord through prayer, reading and meditation of His word. One does not wake up one day and suddenly feel equipped to be effective and engaged in these areas. Rather this begins and grows years earlier as an eager and hungry heart seeks out the Lord, thereby growing in Him. As Hebrews also states, "Today" is the day. Let's forget the past and from today purpose to seek Him more, to let Him lead us. This will not only be for our good and blessing but it will reap eternal rewards with respect to our roles as husbands and fathers. What is more, it will help establish a firm foundation in our families for future generations, to the glory of God our Father. What a joy to have an eternal hope and purpose. Let's not squander it; for our sake or that of our children (present and future).

Hebrews 8:10 goes on to say, "this is the covenant that I will make ...  I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts". I think we often see our conversion stating and ending with the cross. While it is true that we are saved by and though Christ alone, and not as a result of any works or goodness that we may have done, a covenant* has two or more signatories. While Christ died for me, it remains my responsibility to allow His laws to be firmly embedded and grounded in me, having a heart prepared and willing to eagerly accept and apply the Word of Truth to my life.

*An agreement, contract, or written promise between two individuals that frequently constitutes a pledge to do or refrain from doing something. (