“God gives us the choice to be better than where we came from.”TB
We all come from someone, who also came from someone, and so on. Some have wonderful examples to emulate; while others have wonderful examples to avoid at all costs. Because we cannot be blamed for the sins of our parents and they are not responsible for our sins, rely on God to show you how to improve on your unique path. Even further, how we start in this world does not have any bearing on how we end as well.
Just because your father was a great man does not mean that you too will automatically be great. And, if your father was a terrible man, that does not mean you will be too. Consider the great men and women of the bible. They did right in the eyes of God, but many of their descendants did not. However, some of those with wicked fathers loved the Lord and succeeded. So friends, love God because the choice is yours.
Do you love God, or are you trying to trade in on the favor of your ancestors?
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1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. If a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a son, she will be ceremonially unclean for seven days, just as she is unclean during her menstrual period. 3 On the eighth day the boy’s foreskin must be circumcised. 4 After waiting thirty-three days, she will be purified from the bleeding of childbirth. During this time of purification, she must not touch anything that is set apart as holy. And she must not enter the sanctuary until her time of purification is over. 5 If a woman gives birth to a daughter, she will be ceremonially unclean for two weeks, just as she is unclean during her menstrual period. After waiting sixty-six days, she will be purified from the bleeding of childbirth. 6 “When the time of purification is completed for either a son or a daughter, the woman must bring a one-year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or turtledove for a purification offering. She must bring her offerings to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle. 7 The priest will then present them to the LORD to purify her. Then she will be ceremonially clean again after her bleeding at childbirth. These are the instructions for a woman after the birth of a son or a daughter. 8 “If a woman cannot afford to bring a lamb, she must bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons. One will be for the burnt offering and the other for the purification offering. The priest will sacrifice them to purify her, and she will be ceremonially clean.”