Monday, August 30, 2021

The Kitchen Table Devotions:          The Game of Life  Day 46

“Sacred:  The Family”

God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth                                          Genesis 1:28

Keep sacred what is sacred; live by the word of God rather than the worries of man.  Remember this, family is a God idea, and it thrives on God’s instruction.  Family is God’s provision, protection, and purpose for parents, children, and society.  In the family, a person can discover God’s passion, power, and purpose for their lives.  That’s what God had in mind.  Be fruitful, multiply, and rule over life and in life so that everyone in the household will learn to be fruitful, multiply and rule with God over life and in life.  God created the family to be the incubator of tomorrow, and good or bad, that’s what family becomes.

The problem for the family is that people don’t make it sacred before they have one.  Understand that the greatest threat to the family is the flesh, not the foe.  We fall into the hands of the foe by learning to live in the habits of the flesh.  When we live a selfish life, we become obligated to the whims of our flesh rather than the wants of our faith.   Paul says that we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:12-13).  God chose the family to bring fulfillment, not frustration; deal with the flesh and you can delight in the family.

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