Block Parent programs exist to create safe havens for children in times of danger.
A home designated a safe haven places highly visible signs in windows or on doors saying “Block Home.”
Here desperate and needy children will find a “Block Parent” to help them.
As responsible parents, we need to let our children know who they can trust for
support and how to turn to them for help.
If a child is frightened or harassed; lost; approached by a stranger, witness an accident or needs help for any other reason, they can go to the Block Parent for help.
Within the nation of Israel, God established six “Cities of Refuge.”
These were strategically located within an easy DAY’S walk
no matter where you were from.
God is an “Equal Opportunity” Defender!
Walls have gates. Gates are openings, and we should exercise diligence in
guarding what comes through them voluntarily as well as against intruders.
What about our sensory gates? We have five senses but are you aware the
importance of guarding what you allow to enter through these gates?
Not everything that “looks”, “sounds”, “seems” good is for our benefit.
Temptation comes knocking cleverly disguised. Discernment must be exercised.
Whatever we allow in, takes root in our soul – making its “home” in our thoughts,
our desires and ultimately in our actions,
Gatekeeper, Doorkeeper, Watchman:
The one watching the gate only opens it for the good of the Kingdom.
Psalms 100:4-5, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.”
Psalms 84:10-12, “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in thee.”
Matthew 24:42-46, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man comes. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing.”
There is Only One Door
A Place of Faith in God and in His Word – Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior.
John 10:7-10, “Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
In the nation of Israel, God provided “Block Parents.” The Levites were the tribe set apart to serve the Lord, ministering unto and for Him.
They not only dwelt in the land but were placed strategically so that the Lord could minister through them out to His people.
One God Whose grace is freely available through His Word, His Praise and His people to whosoever will receive.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world;
but that the world through Him might be saved…
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world,
and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil.
For every one that does evil hates the light,
neither comes to the light,
lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that does truth comes to the light,
that his deeds may be made manifest,
that they are wrought in God.”
Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when ye think not.
…Who then is that faithful and wise steward?...
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing…
But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming;
and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink,
and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day
when he looks not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware,
and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself,
neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes