Generational Promises (Hebrews 11:20-22)

Cursed be he who curses you,
Blessed be he who blesses you.
The covenant of God succeeds,
To everyone of Abram’s seed.
And Isaac’s faith in things to be,
In promises he could not see,
In accident he blessed his son,
Recovered faith when it was done.
And Jacob saw the promise dawn,
With twelve born sons to make him strong,
And dying, bowing over his staff,
Blessed Ephraim, Manasseh last.
And Joseph trusted and believed,
His children would all one day leave
Their sojourn serving Pharaoh’s hand,
And come into the promised land.
And generations after him,
The Seed descended unto men.
The promised Christ to whom all bow;
Our promised land He’s making now!
The promises to Abraham,
God gives to every faithful man.

Train Up a Child (Proverbs 22:6)

You hold an everlasting soul:
The child lying in your arms.
You have the honor, then, to mold,
Their very life – their mind, their heart.

So cultivate a teacher’s part,
Encode the Bible in their hearts.
With family worship daily done,
In reading, prayers, and hymns sung.
Enthusiasm is your tool,
Your loves your children will love too.
And keep in mind the end looked for:
A godly servant of the Lord.
So one-on-one take time with them,
Disciple, love, and deal with sin.
You never will regret this life,
When you bring Children to the Christ.

Corporate Holiness

That spark of light, or fitful flash of flame,
When it ignites, a room of dark is tamed.
And Christian faith – illumined by God’s word,
Has power to stay God’s wrath when it is stirred.
For even Lot – called holy by the Lord,
In Sodom brought delay of judgment’s sword.
For by that man who looks to God in faith,
Jehovah’s hand of wrath is held in place.
The children of that man are holy then,
To God above, and are brought close to Him.
As holy, then, salvation not declared,
But close to Him and of His people there.
This is the place where sinful man comes clean:
Jehovah’s grace which flows from you and me.
Do not take lightly what’s been given you,
This holy light which in your life shines through.
It pushes back the darkness of our sin.
Do not be lax but take advantage then,
Of this great might – God’s holiness endued,
Ignite that light in those most close to you.