Building Your House in a Known Flood Zone

Ezekiel 18:20 The soul that sinners, it shall die. The son shall not

bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall thee father bear the

iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon

him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.


The Old Testament Scripture often begins with ancestral history. The

purpose of the ancestry was to establish time lines, substantiate

historical accuracy, confirm prophecy, to demonstrate how

detail-oriented God is and to learn about various people, their lives

and characteristics. Oftentimes, what happened in one generation

occurred in the next generation.

When we were growing up if you wanted to play with someone new on the

block or neighborhood, your parents would ask, “Who are their parents,

Who are their people, where did they come from?” All these questions

were asked with the hope of knowing the child’s upbringing, character

traits etc. because knowing this would help you in deciding if you

would allow your child to play or associate with this child.

In marriage it is very important to know your spouses history, not so

you don’t associate with them but so you know what you may or may not

have to deal with. If you’ve ever watched House Hunters, you’ve seen

beautiful homes built on oceans with great potential for floods and

hurricane. Knowing the potential for disaster, didn’t discourage the

builder from building, usually the builder reinforces the structure

and builds the home on stilts, so that the house sits above the flood

potential. Likewise, if you know your family history, you can build

your house with reinforcement above the flood waters. The sins of your

ancestors (divorce, infidelity, mental illness, sickness, poverty

etc.) don’t have to continue to wash away your generation. Now That’s a Word!

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