Fear of God Devotional: How Your Children Strike You With the Fear of God

How does your family help you fear God?

Craig Houston explains in this video that he doesn’t want to fail his wife, children, and his church congregation and cause them to stumble – each of them serve as positive restraining works of the fear of the Lord. Throughout Scripture, we can read of the blessing that results when a man fears God, lives a godly life, and raises his children to also fear God. In contrast, we also see what occurs when a man has no fear of sinning against God and gives himself over to his flesh and the disastrous effects it has on himself and his family.

Psalm 91:9-16 (NKJV) – “Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,

Even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. ‘Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”