Learning to love the ancient paths
I remember the TV ads for the Oldsmobile. The executives decided to appeal to a new generation, so they penned the phrase, “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.”
What if you like dad’s car?
The assumption is that young people don’t like their parents, so they wouldn’t like to follow in their footsteps. It’s the plot of just about every so-called coming of age movie. “I don’t want dad’s job. I don’t want dad’s clothes (I want less clothes), his haircut, or even his religion.”
A fortress built on rebellion
There is strength within the walls of the castle. We have a story from Yeshua that debunks every “Footloose and Flashdance” of each generation. We call it “the prodigal son.” He wanted the cash, but nothing else. He didn’t want the fence, the roof, or the bed. What he found was mud and pig poop. He finally was able to see the comparison.
He opted for a taste of his dad’s life. He would rather have his dad’s leftovers than those of Miss Piggy.
Yet the smear campaign continues
The agents of the enemy know that it stinks out there in the wilderness, but they spin a tale of oasis. The wonderful truth is that our Father God will take us back and feast in our name. The angels even celebrate.
How do we stay in the blessing zone?
We follow our instructions that our loving parents give us. I speak of our Heavenly Father as well as our earthly parents (if they are, in fact feeding us scriptural guidance).
hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the Torah of your mother.”Proverbs 1:8 KJVERV
Why should I listen to Mom’s Torah?
They are a gift, an award. Think “gold medal” in the Olympics. Holy bling for your head and neck. Close to the heart.
I read a book about the history of the English language. I was fascinated to learn about a four hundred year reign of France over Britain. How did that happen and we still have a language called “English?”
In “The Adventure of English,” the author claims that mommy did it. That essentially, the moms taught the children generation after generation of occupation and the English language survived. While it now includes many French words, it eventually was capable of an amazing revival. I happen to speak English, even in my head.
Let’s keep the Torah close to our hearts. Not only that, it’s time we brag about it, knowing we didn’t make it. But we were given it by a Father who loves us. And we can gift it to our children.
As dads and moms, we have the power to hand the key to powerful understanding and blessings.
I may be tickled if my daughter has my nose or my particular taste in old movies, but…
The real reward is when we hand our children the grace and beauty found in God’s Holy instructions.
Long live the world’s most important warrior, who has proven stronger than kings and conquerors – The Torah wielding Mom.
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