The second thing we learn when fathers fail to obey God is, there is always a price to pay for disobedience: when we as men of God don’t obey there is always a price to pay for sin and disobedience. And sin takes you further than you want to go, cost you more than you want to pay and keeps you longer than you ever planned to stay. What (1Sam.2:30-36) shows us is that the priesthood will be stripped from the lineage of Eli forever and given to another lineage.
God was so through with Eli that he told him “that he wouldn’t even have an old man in his house forever.” In other words, young men wouldn’t live to see old age in Eli’s family because the wrath of God would come upon the family line. If young men don’t have the aged or older generation to talk to, if they don’t have the older generation in their family line to gain true wisdom from, how will they ever know who they really are? How will they really receive sound wisdom and the instruction of raising boys to true men of God? How will they understand manhood themselves?
Take away the old and that becomes a problem for the young generation, and no matter how hard momma tries she will never be able to teach a boy how to become a man because young men gain their identity from their fathers. And sometimes that identity can be good and sometimes it can be bad, but until they come to know who they truly are in God’s eyes they will always be looking to the father or some other male figure in their lives to identify with, even though mommy has always been there.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason