Joel 1:3 – Make sure you tell your children, and your children tell their children, And their children their children. Don’t let this message die out. (MSG)

Many prominent personalities and individuals often make the mistakes of leaving their children behind while training other children. These people unconsciously invest in their errand boys who go about with them. While their children are home, the personal assistant is understudying and learning the keys to greatness. For example, Moses’ first son was Gershom, but we never heard much about him (1 Chronicles 23:15). Moses left his children behind with his wife and father-in-law, Jethro, for some time (Exodus 18:2-6), while Joshua became His errand boy understudying him. No wonder Joshua became the next leader of Israel.

Little do the wives know that as the maid stays in the kitchen and the kids sit around the house, they are empowering the housekeeper, leaving out their children. Pastor, do you know that as you go to the Church investing in others and do not sit daily with your family discussing the word of God, you are like a man repairing another man’s car even when your car needs serious attention? These are some reasons why most pastors’ children become wayward and cannot take after their parents.

Beloved, are you a parent, minister or business mogul? Whatever you are! Don’t sideline your children; carry them along. Today’s Bible reading emphasises the importance of passing information to our offsprings. Stop training other men’s children while yours stay back. Let them experience what you experienced that made you who you are (Proverbs 22:6). Make your children your errand boys and girls — they will learn much through this process!


Hymn: More About Jesus – Eliza E. Hewitt (1887)

1. Father, I thank You for the children you have given to me.

2. Lord, grant me the grace to train up my children in Your way and wisdom.


1. Evil exchange of my glory and seed, in the dream. Cease now!

2. I decree instant recovery of all my stolen assets, talents, anointing, and spiritual gifting.

3. Father, I don’t want to be a scapegoat. Please, give me a discerning spirit!

4. Rain of sorrows, planned for my home, career, nation and the Church. You shall not fall!


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