It seems a kind of rule that great father does not make his son great.
I saw many cases that a great and moral father has fallen son. Why is it?
Ezekiel 14:20 says “though Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness”.
Noah, Daniel and Job is the ones with great faith. But their faith deliver themselves only. Their faith cannot deliver even their son.
Eli the high priest was man of faith but his sons were not. 1 Samuel 2:12 says “Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD”.
And Samuel is the only one who was anointed for all three roles – priest, judge, prophet – in the times of Old Testament. But his sons were fallen too. 1 Samuel 8:3 says “And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment”.
The reason I am saying this is I was shocked so much yesterday night.
My pastor Suk is the great man of God. He is so faithful. His knowledge on the Bible is so deep, and is getting deeper and deeper everyday. His wife is a missionary. They are doing so much works domestic and international. From Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Philippines, Japan, China (many cities), they receive calls and requests to come and preach. In Korea also, they receive calls and go here and there to preach the gospel.
They have only one child whose name is Samuel. And he is fallen. He made holes in his ears and have earrings on his ears.
But I believed that he is not fallen even though he has holes in his ears for his father is so faithful and a man of God.
What I saw yesterday is him smoking on the street with his friend. He seems drink and have some relationships with girls.
I completely agree to my pastor’s teaching except one – He says if he stands upright before God, God will keep his son from all temptations and make his son faithful even though he does not care about his son at all. I don’t think so. If someone wants his child faithful and right, he must pay great attention on his child.
Monica, the mother of St. Augustine, prayed and did everything for her son with a little hope in dark and heavy desperation. She also is faithful. But the reason why St. Augustine had come back to God is the prayer and care of his mother. If she had faith and did not care for her son, St. Augustine would not come back.
I just want my pastor to give attention and care for his son to be made upright and faithful.