Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
Before the Israelite leaders, Joshua made this bold declaration, “…as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua’s “me” was personal, but his “we” meant that he and his family were walking in agreement.
Agreement does not mean that we are all cookie-cutter versions of one another with no original thoughts. Agreement means that, in spite of our diversity, we understand the roles we are called to fulfill, and we sacrifice our individual plans to God’s greater plan.
Jesus did not pursue His own desires. He only spoke what the Father said (John 12:49). He only did what His Father showed Him (John 5:19). Dreading death on the cross, Jesus prayed for another way, but He ultimately relented, “…nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will” (Matthew 26:39).
Families must come into alignment with God’s plan. The husband submits himself to God’s plan and to his wife in the same way that Christ gave Himself for the church. The wife, in turn, surrenders to the Lord and submits to her husband. When the two walk in agreement, their children learn how mutual submission accomplishes the mission.
Choose to walk in agreement with God. Let us submit to one another for the greater good of His plan and for the fulfillment of His mission.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Submit all of your home to walk in agreement with the plans God has designed for your family. May He heal the pains of your past to launch you into the promises of your future!
Today's Bible Reading:
1 Samuel 17:1-18:4a
Psalms & Proverbs