Rules for Holy Living | Jay Fesperman (3/3)
The children of today’s young adult generation will be the source of the leadership for the people of God. That generation will also supply the leadership for the people of God. That generation will also supply the leadership for governments, the educational systems, and all other institutions of the world. We must be aware that the present generation of the PEOPLE OF GOD – THE BODY OF CHRIST – has an immense responsibility. We must determine who will train, or disciple, these kids: Society? Our educational systems? The State? No. None of these!
The teachers, the instructors must be the believing, Christian young parents who have turned back to the WORD OF GOD and have begun to set the PATTERN OF HOLINESS before their own children – by EXAMPLE, by INSTRUCTION, and by DISCIPLINE! Paul said to the brothers and sisters in the church at Thessalonica, “You BECAME imitators of US and of the Lord“. And he said to the brothers and sisters in the church of Colossae, “I delight to see how ORDERLY you are and how firm your faith in Christ is“.
God told His people, “You are to be HOLY to me, because I, the Lord, am HOLY, and I HAVE SET YOU APART from the nations TO BE MY OWN” (Leviticus 20:26).
TRAIN YOURSELF to be GODLY! Determine – BY AN ACT OF YOUR WILL – that your life will reflect the HOLINESS of God, the LIFESTYLE of Jesus WALKED OUT in your everyday relationships and circumstances!
From Jay Fesperman’s “Letters of Exhortation”, Number 22, June 1982.