We, as a society today, have lost our respect for the structure of the family unit. There has been an attack to cause men and women to not value the sanctity of the family. This comes at the fault of humanity’s lack of ability to not fall into temptation from our common enemy, the devil, which causes us to have broken homes. In times of a better family system, the family represented the father. The wife and children were an image of the male in the home. I see now that the bible gives us this family system for an example for the way we live our lives. I start this out with two scriptures that will be the focus of our conversation today: Matthew 5:48 “Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” And John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
I’m sure by the name of the topic and the unveiling of the scripture, it is understood where this is going. Does your life represent who your father is? Is your father the Lord God or is he the Devil? If you are not representing God as your father then you are representing Satan as your father. Jesus’s words in John 8:44 must have hurt a few people but this does not change the fact that the things we do in our day-to-day lives let people know who our father is.
For those of us who struggle with the word perfect, let’s help out with this. Perfection can’t be obtained without the Son Jesus Christ because we are born into sin and live in the flesh. So, the focus is that we CAN live a perfect life ONLY inside of Jesus the Christ. God sent His Spirit to guide us into this truth. We must understand that there is a difference between a struggle and a lifestyle. A struggle is something that a person battles against but a lifestyle is the acceptance of their sin as a way of life. We will have our struggles covered by the perfect blood of Jesus but our lifestyle will not. Which one do you live by? I would like to end with this salutation, “Hope to see you in heaven.”