Is God First in Your Life or Is Your Family?
One of our reciprocal duties to God is our allegiance to Him. Allegiance means that nothing or no one is put before Him. There are times when the enemy will use our love for our family to pull us away from God or try to take us off the path of our destiny. We must also be aware of deception that can take place within our families and within people we have relationships with.In these last days, our allegiance to God must be clear, even if it means we stand alone. One of the best pieces of advice I ever received is to trust no man, but God only. We need our discernment to be on high alert in these times we are living in. Recognize that no member of your family is above falling into deception. Walk in love with everyone, but entrust your heart to God.
Matthew 24:9 WNT "At that time they will deliver you up to punishment and will put you to death; and you will be objects of hatred to all the nations because you are called by my name.”
Jeremiah 12:6 NIV “Your relatives, members of your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.”
Matthew 10:21 NLT “A brother will betray his brother to death, a father will betray his own child, and children will rebel against their parents and cause them to be killed.”
Matthew 10:34-35 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”
Mark 13:12-13 NASB “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”
Luke 12:51-53 NLT “Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against--or two in favor and three against. 'Father will be divided against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.'"
Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, said he to you; but his heart is not with you.”
Micah 7:5 GWT “Don't trust your neighbors. Don't have confidence in [your] friends. Keep your mouth shut even when a woman is lying in your arms. A son treats his father with contempt. A daughter rebels against her mother. A daughter-in-law rebels against her mother-in-law. People's enemies are the members of their own families.”