I believe that God was weighing between the attitudes and actions of different families
and their offspring when He said this about our patriarch
Abraham, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?”
In verse 18, “Since Abraham shall surely become a great
and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be
blessed in him.” And in verse 19, “For I have known him,
in order that he may command his children and his
household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord,
to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring
to Abraham what He has spoken to him” (Genesis 18:17-

I made a mind-blowing discovery into God’s mind
in the above scripture. I discovered that God was
weighing between two opinions, whether to reveal His
proposal of destroying Sodom and Gomorrah to his friend
Abraham or not. God now reflected the fact that; though,
Abraham had no biological child of his own. But, see how
he took time to instill the knowledge of God’s law to his

I also believe that God reflected on his parenting
skills through the outcome of Abraham’s servant as
evident in the words of Eliezer himself. In verse 26 the
bible says, “Then the servant bowed down and worshiped
the LORD, (24:27) saying, ‘Praise be to the LORD, the God
of my master Abraham.’” Who told him Abraham had a
different God apart from the popular Canaan idols?
Abraham, of course. “Who has not abandoned his
kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the
LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my
master’s relatives.”

And in verse 34 he said, “I am Abraham’s servant.”
“The LORD has blessed my master
abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given
him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female
servants, and camels and donkeys”.
He was aware of the source of his master’s wealth.
And in verse 48, he practically demonstrated the act of
worshiping God himself, because he had been watching
Abraham worship God also. “And I bowed down and
worshiped the LORD; praised the LORD, the God of my
master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get
the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son.”

God was confident to boast about his ability to raise the
messiah. When you are on God’s mission as a parent, wealth
is made available to you as in the case of Abraham. Grace
is also made available to you, and death has no power over
you nor over your offspring. I believe that God reflected
on His covenant with Abraham – not only His promises,
but also what He had called Abraham to do in return. In
this instance, to teach his children justice and
righteousness, which is mentioned as a possibility.

The Question is, what are you teaching your
children by observation? What legacies are you leaving
for your children to follow? Like the servant of Abraham,
what can your children say about your God in your
absence? Think about it, and make amendments where


Fit for The Master’s Use

Biblical Guide for Parenting
with Joy and Making Royalties
out of Ordinary Children

Jessica Edmund

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