Just for Ladies – by Camille Stahl

Today’s Passage – Genesis 23 – 24 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – Click here to view the passage from Blue Letter Bible)

(Second Milers also read – Matthew 15 – 16Proverbs 8Psalms 36 – 40

Scripture Memorization for January – Philippians 3

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 121

Read a previous post from this passage – “The Bride of Christ

Watch “Growth Points Video – Leading With An Attitude” by Pastor Chappell

Elisheba, The Wife Of The High Priest Aaron

“And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.”  (Exodus 6:23)

Elisheba’s name is only mention this one time in the Bible and very little is known about her.   We know she was married to Aaron the High Priest and they had four sons.  Being in a leadership roll, all eyes were on them.  Her life was focused on the Lord God, and her family.  As a mother she took part in the rearing of her sons to set their feet on the right path, which pointed them towards God.  But something happened.

“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.  And there went out fire form the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.”   (Leviticus 10:1-2)

Instead of following God’s directions, they willingly disobeyed God, by their “strange fire” incense offering.  God punished them by consuming them in fire.  Some say Nadab and Abihu may have been drunk because God later warned Aaron and his sons not to drink before worship.

“And the LORD spake unto Aaron saying, Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a stature for ever throughout your generations:”   (Leviticus 10:8 – 9)

As Christian moms, we all strive to raise our children to do right and fear the LORD.  We love our children very much.  But not every mother has children who make her proud.  Every child is different.  One may go in the direction that they were taught, the other, completely opposite.  There may even be a child who starts off well, but as they become adults they go in the wrong direction.  This is why it’s so important to start very early in teaching them the way of the LORD.  Praying with them, even before they know what prayer is.  Going with them to church.  Letting them see you follow the Lord and not just telling them what to do.  Be the example they need.  It’s also important to never stop praying for them, and never stop loving them even when they are going in the wrong direction.  Don’t misunderstand, we should never agree to the sin, but love them as Jesus loves us.

As with Elisheba, God may also provide a Christian mother a blessing.  Eleazar, Elisheba’s third son, kept the faith of his parents, and followed in the footsteps of his father.  He became the head of the Levites and then he became the High Priest in Aaron’s place.

Don’t give up on your children.  Remember, no one is perfect.  Love your children no matter what.  Teach them by example.  When they fall, be there to pick them up.  Never write them off.  God always has a plan B.

“Train up a child in the way he (she)should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”    (Proverbs 22:6)

UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE – By Keith Green

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain to try at all
Building anything not according to His call
Unless the Lord wants it done, You Better not work another day
Building anything that will stand in His way
You love the Lord and it seems like He’s been leading, You’ve asked Him to bless all your plans
But are you so sure you’re NOT just doing what you want to, Building your house on the sand
Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain to try at all
Building anything not according to His call
Unless the Lord wants it done, You Better not work another day
Building anything that will stand in His way
Working so hard at the things that you believe in, No one can tear you away
But don’t you lose sight of the very ONE who calls you, You may be sorry some day
For wood, hay and stubble, will all burn in the fire
But to love the Lord with all your heart, should be your one DESIRE
Love the Lord!

Psalms 127:1  “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it…”

Thank You
1 John 5:13


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Ted Stahl
Ted Stahl
9 years ago

Amen. I’m happy with the way Melissa turned out. As with every child, there were some rough spots, some butting of heads, but all in all she turned out good.

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