Monday, January 13, 2014

Family Relationships

Family Relationships

Matthew 19:6, 14, “So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate…Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Jesus places a God-given value on family that we must develop in our lives. From marriage to raising children, He developed His plan to be woven into the fabric of our lives. The family unit - the father, husband, mother, wife, son, and daughter - is what God designed to illustrate His love for us. This is one reason the devil fights so hard to break up and destroy the family.

The family is the illustration the apostle Paul uses to describe the relationship God has with the church.  Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church; wives come under the mission of your husband as to the Lord; and kids obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Godly family relationships can only be developed with the help of the Bible, not our culture or traditions. As we try these Biblical principles on for size, we learn that this is better than anything else we have experienced.
Can you prayerfully consider becoming a Biblical model of the family God has created you to be? What is your role? Remember He who calls also empowers you!

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