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BASIC TRUTHS ABOUT THE FAMILY PT. 2

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God’s Interest in the Family
The family unit is currently facing one of its greatest attacks more than at any other time in history. More than ever before, the family needs the help of God from the troubles, woes and calamities that befall it daily. For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God (Hebrews 3:4). .
We have sought for help from man – traditional, political and spiritual places, only to find out that the help man claims to render is grossly inadequate. Man is still looking here and there in search of lasting solutions to the problems encountered in marriage. The Psalmist shows us the secret for an enduring solution: Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man (Psalm 60:11).
God’s help is always available to us. God’s help can reach you, no matter in what area of family life you desire it. I believe it is coming your way right now via this teaching. The degree of problems you have experienced in your marriage notwithstanding, God’s help is actually all you need.
Although it is your responsibility to build your home, the ultimate builder is God (Hebrews 3:4).Whatever is built outside Him, therefore, has no future. In 2 Chronicles 26, we are told the story of King Uzziah, who became king at the age of 16, and reigned for 52 years. And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwell in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims (2 Chronicles 26:7).
He had a stable government, because God helped him against his enemies. That is the same way, I believe, God is going to help you to combat the enemies (barrenness, poverty, confusion, etc.) in your marriage. As help comes to you from heaven, they will all bow to you, in Jesus’ name!
God’s Involvement in the Family
In the story of creation in Genesis chapter 1, everything God spoke into existence, He saw. When it came to the issue of marriage, He didn’t just speak it into existence, He was practically involved in instituting it. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Genesis 2:18,21-22).
Since He is the Almighty, God could have simply said, “Let there be marriage” or “Let there be family life”, and marriage would have been instituted. The Bible says, “He took.” Even though it’s not explicitly stated, I strongly believe God must have come down physically into the Garden of Eden, to have been able to remove one of his ribs while he was asleep.
Whatever was strong enough to cause God to leave His throne in heaven, must be very important. “He took”, because something very important was on the way for man. Rather than taking the rib from Adam’s side, God could have simply commanded the rib to come out. But HE didn’t, showing how dear the marriage institution is to God. Therefore, it should be precious to you and me also. Not only did God take the rib from Adam’s side, He made a woman out of it, and brought her to Adam. These are action words that connote God’s physical involvement in establishing the marriage institution. God’s whole intention for instituting marriage is to take shame away from the life of man. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed (Genesis 2:25).
God showed His interest in marriage, by personally fashioning the woman and delivering her to her husband. It is, therefore, untrue to assume that the union of a man and a woman in marriage is man’s idea, or a cultural and traditional affair.
Therefore, to enjoy God’s best in your marriage, you must make Him the centre of your home. You must be ready to give Him priority place, recognizing Him as the foundation for a successful marriage. The problem with many couples is that they push God aside, and yet expect to enjoy divine benefits. They ignore the Word of God, which I call the “Manufacturer’s Manual”, and expect the product (marriage) to function perfectly. It is impossible! If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3).
God is the foundation for success in the home. However, when the foundation is faulty, no matter how righteous you may be, your home cannot stand. The right place to begin from is a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. Not stopping there, you must be a diligent student of the Word, studying and practising it, as it is what holds the key to an exciting and successful marriage.
So, marital bliss depends on the place you give to God and His Word in your home. The more of Him you have, the more of peace, joy, happiness and sweetness you enjoy in your family. Upholding all things by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:3).
All things, including marriage, are upheld by the Word of God. God is power, and He upholds all things, including your home, by His powerful Word. Once God’s Word is given its rightful place in your home, it is built on a sure foundation, which must stand! Receive the grace to operate upon the Word now, in Jesus’ name!
In case you have never given your life to Jesus, you are not born again. There is no way you can make a good home. This comes by confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. That is what being born again is all about. If you are ready to be born again, please say this prayer:
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my Sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through [email protected], and [email protected]; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores:
  • Marriage Covenant
  • Making Marriage Work
  • Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
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