We live in a time and age where everyone wants to define things by themselves, have minds of their own and make decisions or take steps all by themselves without been interrupted in anyway. Whilst this is a great feat, it begins to tilt in the wrong direction when certain elders cannot intervene in the affairs of your life. Today I want to share about the role of parents on our lives. I’ve been doing a bit of bible study in that direction and its incredible the light that keeps sinning in my path.
Samson in the bible was a great man. The bible says that he was filled with the Holy Spirit from his birth. He was known right from time that he was going t be a super strong man in the community. He grew up to be one of Israel’s judges. However when it was time for him to take a woman for a wife, he went for a philistine woman. His warned him not to go for the philistine woman because the philistines were pagans. However he refused. I like how contemporary English Version puts it, it says- Judges.14:3b-‘…”She looks good to me,” Samson answered. ”Get her for me!”
Although Samson was spirit filled and won many battles, I believe that one of the reasons he died with his enemies was because he didn’t have anyone in the place of instruction that he obeyed regardless.
David who ended up becoming the king of Israel and fought several battles for Israel was a man subject to his parents-father to be more specific. 1Samuel 14, David was ending his father’s sheep in the bush when he was a sent for to be anointed. He was sent by his father to go give his brothers and the commander of the army some food when he came in contact with the opportunity to kill Goliath (1Samuel.17).
It was so beautiful when I read closely the case of Jesus and his parents- Luke.2:49-52.
49-Jesus answered,” Why did you have to look for me? Didn’t you know that I would be in my Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand what he meant. 51-Jesus went back to Nazareth with his parents and obeyed them. His mother kept on thinking about all that had happened. 52- Jesus became wise, and he grew strong. God was pleased with him and so were the people. (CEV)
Having wanted to have his own way, he rearranged himself and went back to Nazareth with his parents. I believe that there is something about heeding what parents especially godly parents would have us do that makes God to honour our obedient actions and bring an Increase upon our lives. Because, you see, the same woman who had scolded Jesus, who Jesus had obeyed, was the same one that pointed to him as one who could perform the miracle of turning water to wine which was Jesus’ first official miracle. The wine that was tagged the beat in the wedding party at Cana. (John.2:1-12)
You see, sometimes it’s not about your will but the release of the people that God has placed in your life to be guards over you.