Know Your People!
A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey, Jr. (Jamaican Political Activist, Publisher, Journalist) 1887-1940

(Psalm 127:3) Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them. He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.                          
Sometimes young people want to strike out on their own to discover who they are and what their defining gift and purpose is in life. While there is nothing wrong with having this ambitious spirit, there is a shortfall when they want to get far away from their kinfolks and create a defining life that is void of the knowledge of their family roots. Family is the root system that God distinctly established for them! There is promise and a future for the younger generations that begins with the family they are born into. No one is intended to have the right to choose their family! There is a fortune of insight, wisdom, and understanding only the tribe can provide to our young folks for the sake of them knowing their identity and heritage within the body of Christ! “Who you be?” This is the esteemed question the young ought to be able to respond to with a bold and definitive answer! Know your people, know who you are within your family, and know who you are in Jesus Christ!