MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out

July 8th, 2014

The Generational Effect

October 2nd, 2006
This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series A Father's Responsibility

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me; – Exodus 20:5

This is pretty scary to me on one level. Notice, it’s the sins of the fathers that the Lord would visit on the children unto the third and fourth generation. This tells me a couple of things.

First, that God places real importance on what the father does, for it’s his sin that’s visited, not the mothers.  We saw this yesterday with Adam and Eve.  More importantly, we see it throughout the Old Testament where, especially a king, whole families were judged for what the father did.  Remember Achan?  In the book of Joshua, the children of Israel were commanded not to take of the spoil of Jericho, and yet Achan did.  Because of that sin, Achan and his whole family were destroyed.  God takes sin seriously.

God Told Adam…

October 1st, 2006
This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series A Father's Responsibility

I was talking a couple of weekends ago with a friend, and the discussion turned to Creation, the Fall, and other related issues and it caused me to think more about just how much responsibility God gave to man and just why Paul laid so much at the father’s feet in a family. I’d like to take this opportunity to look through some Bible passages with you and see just what fathers and husbands have to be responsible for. Just so you know how we’ll go about this study, I’m going to do searches for fathers and husbands in the Bible and then address passages that talk about a father’s or husband’s responsibility.

I do want to start out with the one that got me going, just to get you thinking.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.