It Starts with the Family
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.-Exodus 20:12
Few things in life can bring us as much pleasure or pain as our families. When things are working well in the family, it's great. When things are not going so well, it's tough. Parents have tension with children. Children have tension with parents. Husbands have tension with wives. Wives have tension with husbands. Then there are the in-laws. Families are complex. But God established the family.
In the Ten Commandments, before a word is said about how we treat one another, God starts with the family: "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you" (Exodus 20:12).
In Genesis we have God bringing Adam and Eve together. He started with the family. He created the family. And He-and He alone-defines the family. God loves the family.
http://www.harvest.org/devotional/ author Greg Laurie
originally posted at Harvest Devotionals
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