Oh Lord, I pray that we will remember to keep Your laws and statues, no matter if they seem hard or not what we wish to do. As for me, my immediate family is very big into keeping genealogies, but I know in Your word that this practice is wrong. So how am I supposed to treat my family who continue in this practice that is false? I know that I need to treat them with respect, but I know also that I am supposed to help people understand Your truth. So I ask that I might do so in a way that is kind, loving, and respectful. Help me to be patient with them if the topic does come up and that my reason for saying it is wrong is based on Your Word, the Bible, and not my own opinion. What I think can get me into a lot of trouble, but if it comes from You, then the Holy Spirit will back me up. This I believe, Lord. You will always come through when I open my mouth to teach from the Bible. I trust in You, Jesus. You are the rock upon which I stand. Lead me in the ways of righteousness and help me to not go astray. Traditions can be good and all, but not if they go against what has been taught in the Bible. I’d rather follow You than anything else. I trust in You. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Titus 3:8,9 (KJV)
8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
We are told to avoid keeping genealogies, for they only lead to needless questions. This is God’s will in the Bible, not mine.