Monday, 9 November 2009

How to build an ideal family for eternity

Strange question?

Think about it..

One of the Father's goals
to build a family with many children

problem - if I have more children... they will fight amongst each other
they will prove which one is better
they will try to earn my love by works
(or rather - try to 'buy my love')

solution..
do something that will nullify their works
then they will see that they are all equal
no son better than another

It is by grace you have been saved and this through faith, and this not of your own doing - it is the gift of God. Not through works IN CASE any man should boast
Eph 2:8-9

Method:
Ask Firstborn Son to do all the work

Condition:
Firstborn Son must not be proud either - otherwise He too will exalt Himself
then all will have inferiority complex

Solution:
Make Test for firstborn son - to prove to others He is not proud
In fact - show that He is the most humble of all men
That He will go 'lower' than anyone

Result:
One big happy family - for all eternity
Everyone the Same...

3 comments:

JonahGold said...

Very interesting indeed.

The immediate question is of course how this translated to our first born sons David and Josiah. How do we apply: "Solution:
Make Test for firstborn son - to prove to others He is not proud
In fact - show that He is the most humble of all men
That He will go 'lower' than anyone" of them? How do we humble them in love?

it is actually a pressing question/dilemma: as they grow slightly older we don't want to fall into the common Sunday school apostasy of teaching them to be 'good' by works - we want them to know that they are essentially rubbish - this of course without being so blunt and without humiliating them - yet we also need to humble them. How?`

yemsee said...

actually no..
he has to realise he's not the firstborn and go to the REAL Firstborn!

that's why the temporary earthly family is inherently designed to pass away =)

JonahGold said...

well said!