Christian Parenting: The Remnant of Righteousness

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I did not win the prize for Christian parenting this week. How about you? I lost my temper…again. I forgot to do morning devotionals with my kids…again. And I’m sitting here typing this on my computer instead of dealing with some relationship squabbles among my kids.

menant of righteousnessSome days it is easier to hide from the world than adult.

I wonder if Moses and Joshua felt that way when dealing with the Israelites? I bet they did. Moses struck a rock out of frustration one day instead of speaking to it as God told him to. He probably wanted to crawl into a hole after that.

Joshua? I think he focused on winning battles instead of dealing with people.

I find it encouraging to know that the men and women of the Bible had issues.

And WOW does the Book of Judges show us the sin issues of humanity!

Once Joshua and the elders died, the people turned away from God. All it took was one generation of not teaching the children about the Lord and BOOM, and the next generation did not know God.

One generation. Let that sink in…

Scripture tells us that “everyone did what was right in their own eyes.” Gross immorality and gross idolatry was the norm.

However, no matter how dark society becomes, God always has His remnant. A hop, skip, and a jump through Judges brings us to the book of Ruth.

Not only was Ruth part of the Remnant of Righteousness, but she was a Moabitess. She wasn’t Hebrew. She came from a society of idol worshipers; and yet when Naomi, aka. Mara, told her to go back to her people, Ruth refused.

Listen to her words:

Do not persuade me to leave you
or go back and not follow you.
For wherever you go, I will go,
and wherever you live, I will live;
your people will be my people,
and your God will be my God.
Where you die, I will die,
and there I will be buried.
May Yahweh punish me,
and do so severely,
if anything but death separates you and me. {Ruth 1:16-17, HCSB}

THAT is one determined lady. There was something about Naomi that Ruth wanted to follow even though Naomi was going through a time of suffering.

That’s what those in the remnant look like.

What is this remnant of righteousness? How can we be sure we are a part of it? What is the difference between being an average Christian and a normal Christian?

Join me over on the PODCAST Mommy Jammies Night on MARCH 14th as I further explain my thoughts about Judges, Ruth, and being a part of the remnant of righteousness. Be encouraged, Christian Parent!!

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