I’ve heard so many people say that they feel “peace” in our home. A peaceful home has God’s order in it.
If we reject God’s laws of order then we become part of the increasing chaos and hostility in society. God’s family on the earth is God’s pillars in society. When the ‘family’ is out of order – so goes the nation and so goes the world. And, as we’re seeing today with the reprogramming of natural life in the way God created – the “orderly life” is nowhere to be found except in the life and home of “the godly.” No matter how bad it gets in this sin-sick world God’s family will keep to the truth and love of God, trusting Him at His word and for His promises to them.
“….for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13
As a parent it excites me when I hear of my children’s and now my grandchildren’s discoveries in God’s Word. Then with the ‘results’ showing up, as they apply God’s words to their everyday life and to their relationships, OH WHAT JOY FILLS MY HEART! If it fills my heart, can you imagine how God’s heart feels?
I believe God is more excited than we are when we grasp His truth, and come to understand the wisdom and love behind all His commands and laws for relationships, health, and justice; and when we begin to long for the eternal life of His glorious Kingdom.
The Bible tells us that the former things of how man existed on earth with all his unfaithful works throughout time, will not be remembered. The earth with its curse has been man’s testing ground for what each man and woman will do with God’s Word and His Son as their Savior. Jesus Christ will return to renew all things that God once called “good,” even the earth because of all the blood and death in it. And, even the heavens where Satan has been with his armies of demons planning to overtake the world. All evil and rebellion, and even God’s original curse of death on mankind are thrown into the eternal lake of fire – to make way for the LIFE that is truly life. (Job 1:6-7, Isaiah 42:3-4 and 65:17-25, Revelation 20-22)
I thank my heavenly Father for who He is and that He does NOT change. We change, but He can not change; for HE IS the GREAT I AM. This is why we can trust and depend on the Lord God who is not like any man.
I find peace, hope and joy in the fact that our Father God never changes, and His perfect order will be restored on earth with mankind living according to God’s design. We will be changed (in death or rapture) so that we can live forever with God, with a new body for our eternal spirit and soul. God’s will, as it is in Heaven will be on earth just like Jesus prayed. Whatever Jesus said and prayed – you can count on happening. Whatever God told His servants the prophets – it will happen. God has never changed His mind or His plan for the good of mankind.
“Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:3-5
When the true sons and daughters of God are in control – all things work together for good. When the wicked are in control – nothing good happens for anyone. People go into hiding when the wicked are in control. But when the righteous ‘in Christ’ take control – well, let’s just say that mankind has NEVER seen, nor heard, what God has prepared for those who love Him!
If we, God’s people, disobey God and His laws then we can only expect the Father’s righteous judgment at some point. God will have His way for the good of mankind’s future. Father God gives each human being plenty of time to come to the knowledge of the truth and make a decision for or against His Son. No one will have an excuse for ‘not knowing’ when we all stand before God on Judgment Day. (Romans 1:18-32)
It is God’s will and great pleasure to see His faithful children shining examples of how to live out their orderly lives on earth enjoying God’s favor and grace on them. This is how we become His witnesses sharing with others what the Lord Jesus has done in our life.
Because the godly woman brings godly love and godly order into her home – her husband and children praise her. She regards them as royalty and is careful and generous with each one.
An orderly life comes before any spiritual outreach. You can’t have a credible ministry outside your home if your husband, children and household are being denied your duties as God designed for a wife and mother. God has not given men the responsibilities He has given to wives and mothers. When Christian wives and mothers expect or hire others to do what is theirs only to do so that they can step out into a so-called “ministry” the family falls apart, the marriage falls apart, God’s Word is maligned and God is mocked.
At the end of our life on earth, if God’s praise and reward does not await us then all we’ve worked for has all been in vain and even what we believed we had earned, will be forever lost.
Woman of God, do not let anyone judge you for living according to the standard of God, because God has said that without holiness no one will see God and enjoy His Kingdom. (Hebrews 12:14) Do not let anyone or anything disqualify you for the crown of faithfulness that awaits you when you appear with Christ in glory.