Exodus 10:4-6 Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree which grows up for you out of the field. They shall fill your houses, the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians—which neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.’” And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.
Over and over again, we are told that the plagues were not only in the land but were also in their homes. What happens when we turn away from God over and over again? Our houses become filled with plagues.
We are responsible for what comes in and out of our homes. Sometimes we might make some compromises. Maybe the kids are persistent and it’s just easier to give in to them. I know how it is … sometimes we like to give in to the desires of our kids … spoil them a little. Kids can be persistent …
The world is persistent, too. So is Satan. The lives of our kids are at stake and we must show ourselves strong as leaders within the home. Because whatever we allow into our homes is effecting the destination of our children. I remember reading a story about an old man that died in the Massachusetts State Prison. He was 76 years old when he died, and had spent the last 8 years of his life in a gloomy cell. His wife had also been a prisoner there for years, and so had his daughter, and his seven sons.
We have a choice about what we fill our homes with … Frogs, lice, locusts … idolatry and the love of the world. Or God. When we value the things of the world above the things of the Lord our homes will be filled with plagues.
The world is already filled with plagues. Don’t open your house to those things.