WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS. No. 219
Zachary and Nardia, the twins, have two boy cousins called Jared and Kyle.
One day Jared’s Dad got so cross with him that he said, “your head is nearly empty, son! You have a brain the size of a pea!” Jared had been up to his usual silly tricks, this time he climbed up on the house roof and did a balancing act up there! (The family had been to a circus at the weekend. Jared was trying to be like the tight rope walkers). God saved him from disaster, but it was sure a stupid thing to do. That night Jared asked Dad what the Bible had to say about heads. Could they really be nearly empty with hardly any brains?
Dad said sorry to Jared for getting angry and saying what he did.
But still there was a lot of joking and laughing going on from the family about Jared’s pea brain! Dad looked up his computer con-cor-dance and found some really interesting stuff about heads in the Bible.
Here are some of his findings:
God’s care and protection is shown in
the Bible in a picture kind of way.
This is shown by the head and its hairs being known by God. God knows even how many hairs are on your head, and keeps you safe. Here are some Bible verses:
“But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. “ ( Matthew 10:30).
“ But there shall not an hair of your head perish. “ ( Luke 21:18 ).
Coals of fire on the head is a picture
way, in the Bible, of showing we shouldn’t get even with people who upset
or hurt us. Heaping coals of fire on the head is like letting a person
get a guilty conscience because you act loving, and they have acted badly.
That is putting things in God’s hands too. Here are some Bible verses:
“Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves [ don’t try to get even ], but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger [ if your enemy is hungry ], feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou [ you ] shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
(Romans 12: 19-21).
God uses the head to show who is the
leader! This is about “headship.”
The Bible shows the father has the “headship” of the family home and his wife. This means taking loving responsibility for what goes on. Here is a Bible verse about this:
“For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. “ ( Ephesians 5:23 ).
The head of the Christian church is
the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. That means He is the One Who leads
us and takes care and responsibility for us all. Ephesians 1 tells us more:
“And hath [ has ] put all things under his feet, and gave him [ Jesus Christ ] to be the head over all things to the church, “ ( Ephesians 1:22).
Well, Jared found out that the Bible has lots of things to say about heads, but not about empty heads. There is lots more about heads in the Bible. And so many, many thrilling stories are there as well, and things that will make us wise - if we read God’s wonderful Word.
See you next time, lamb’s of God.