|MOM IS THE FAMILY'S BAROMETER
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Did you know that when the wife is happy, generally
the home is happy. I’m going to quote some from the "Billy Bible" here. There’ll probably not be any
scriptures to refer to, because I don’t know of a place in the King James that mentions being a slob or a neat person.
Slobs are everywhere. Prophets, and even Deacons (wow!) can be a wife’s greatest headache. Yes, there are women,
too, who are messy, but the big M is mainly the men.
My thinking about this came about after seeing women’s pet peeves on TV. Over and over, they’ll
mention that their husband comes in from work, takes off his work clothes, and leaves them wherever they land. This may not
cause divorce, but a guy who cares, will have a happier home if he’ll put the dirty things in the hamper. If you don’t
have one, get one. Or a cardboard box if nothing else.
My wife’s health has hampered her house work, and it’s pay-back time for me. And I’m
not having a problem with it. And even the wash is simple…take them out of the hamper, put them in the washer, then
the dryer, then fold them and put them where they belong. What’s the problem?
Let me tell you, stay-home women with children have a full-time job, and for working
girls, it’s even more difficult to run a home, so any and all the help you can give them will definitely make a happier
home…and might I add…a happier bedroom. Which gets a passing grade…the guy who does his part at home,
or the one who leaves the bathroom looking like the kids have been looking for presents.
The Bible, in talking about the outside of the cup being clean but the inside being
dirty, was talking about people in the wrong. But it also says to love your neighbor as yourself. And it’s a lot easier
to love yourself when it’s neat and clean. As for your wife, you won’t believe what a little house-love can do
It’s easier to be
neat than nasty. If Christianity can change you, a little neatness can change your life and your wife. Think about it.
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.