When God created Adam and Eve, He intended to build a society through them – a community that would reflect His kingdom. He planned to start it with a marriage and a family.
But when sin entered marriage, it created a distorted image of God’s order and purpose. And when a marriage does not work, everything else becomes corrupted.
That is why satan has done his best to destroy God’s design for the family. Adultery, divorce, infidelity, abuse, neglect, and violence has seeped their way inside a home. It creates a place where children grow up and become depressed, lacking purpose, and dissatisfied people, far from the individuals God made them to be.
So, Paul addressed this concern in his epistle in Colossians. He wrote God’s original design for a family and that each family member has a role to fulfill to maintain order and function properly.
“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Parents, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.” Colossians 3:18
Each role has to be honored and to be fulfilled. A Christian household should emanate these values to reflect God’s kingdom.
So, today, assess your family if it measures up to His design. If not, then pray for God to work inside our household and that He will be the center of our family. A revival inside a family will ripple a revival inside a society.
God can do all things! Shalom!
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