Job 1:5 – Interceding for our children….

So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly.  Job 1:5

Job had grown up children. As young people often do, they enjoyed dining and feasting. Today, we call this partying. Job’s practice was to pray and intercede for them. He did not leave anything to chance. He was concerned that they may have done something unwise in the midst of dining and feasting.

So, as a concerned parent, he would regularly pray for them. He would seek God’s forgiveness upon them in case they sinned “in their hearts.” He will leave it to God to work in their hearts to bring about the work of salvation. He will just be faithful in praying for them and trust that God would be merciful to them.

This is a reminder for Christian parents to exercise the same spiritual diligence for their children. We ought to pray daily for our children – not just for their material well-being (which I have no doubt we will certainly pray for), but more for their spiritual well-being because this has an eternal bearing.

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