TOPIC: You And Your Family, What Legacy?
A family is the closest and most viable union and relationship between a man (husband) and a woman (wife) built on God’s principles and empowered to procreate.
A legacy is an inheritance handed down by a predecessor to the family members, relations and sometimes friends at the point of death (in most cases).
God’s plan for each family is to build an INSEPARABLE ACQUAINTANCE and a HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP between the husband, his wife and their children.
The fall in Eden caused a great deviation from this and since then this relationship has continued to suffer shame, disaster and divorce thus causing unbearable emotional pains in both parties and their offspring as they go through life.
This sad development explains the pu rpose for this study so that we might by God’s Grace restore sanity to falling homes and build the confidence again in each Christian family.
GOD AND THE FAMILY: Psa 133:1; Gen 21:12; Heb 13:4.
God will always guide, direct and instruct on how best you can run your family but will NEVER INTERFERE especially when He is not consulted, recognized and considered as the focal point on which the relationship strives and the axis on which it revolves. Unfortunately, most families that have collapsed attribute their decision as the perfect will of God. What a paradox?
Marriage is honourable and was never intended to be endured but rather enjoyed. The society we see today is a product of various legacies from homes that either mar or make a useful society. Titus 2:6
Adam’s family that was a spectacle to behold Gen 2:22-23 later became a snare to God and humanity. Even their children caused great searching of hearts as Cain, their offspring graduated as the first murderer in human history. Gen 4:1-10
What legacy are you preparing to handover to your children?
The fall out of a mismanaged marriage abounds with heart breaking consequences.
Adam: where are thou? And his response was indicting and questionable. Gen 3:9
Cain: where is Abel thy brother? The response was not too far from what his father answered God. Gen 4:9.
What shall be said of you?
Where is your first son or daughter, wife or husband?
Hymn: Blessed Quietness
1. Joys are flowing like a river,
Since the Comforter has come;
He abides with us forever,
Makes the trusting heart His home.
Blessed quietness, holy quietness—
What assurance in my soul!
On the stormy sea He speaks peace to me.
How the billows cease to roll!
2. Bringing life and health and gladness
All around, this heavenly Guest
Banished unbelief and sadness,
Changed our weariness to rest.
3. Like the rain that falls from heaven,
Like the sunlight from the sky,
So the Holy Ghost is given,
Coming to us from on high.
4. See a fruitful field is growing
Blessed fruits of righteousness,
And the streams of life are flowing
In the lonely wilderness.
5. What a wonderful salvation
Where we always see His face!
What a perfect habitation!
What a quiet resting place!
Today’s Bible Study was written By Redemption Ministries Worldwide, Church of the FirstBorn, Eastern By-Pass, Port Harcourt Rivers State, Nigeria.