The Value of Family
September 25th, 2019
Read: Genesis 2:18-24
The family unit was God’s idea from the beginning of time (Gen. 2:24). A family is a place for growth and support. From our first family, we learn what we need to go through life then start our own families. Today we’ll look at the value of families.
1) A shelter from storms.
We all have tough days. We all get rained on, dumped on, and go through bad weather. There are days when things don’t work out right. It is times like this where we need a place of protection, peace, and refuge from the storms of life. A family is a shelter from life’s storms (Prov. 14:26).
2) A family is a learning centre for life.
In the family, you learn the most basic skills of life. You learn how to walk, talk, and eat. You learn how to live with people, problem solve, and resolve conflicts. After you’ve learned these things, God says you are ready to leave your first home and start your own. “A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one.” God wants your family to be a learning centre.
3) A family is a place to play.
The family is a habitat for happiness. A format for fun. A place to party. God meant for the family to be a place where you let down, kick back, relax, and enjoy life (Prov. 5:18). Lighten up! Parents are you having fun with your kids? Children are a gift from the Lord (Prov. 127:3), enjoy them. They’re here for a season.
Do you want a strong family that shelters you from storms, and is a place to learn and play? Everyday bring your family in prayer before God, then start practicing these principles even when things aren’t going well. Soon you’ll see the difference.