Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The Kitchen Table Devotions:  The Game of Life           Day 47

“Sacred:  The Family”

To the woman, He said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”                        Genesis 3:16

Adam and Eve didn’t keep sacred what was sacred.  They placed their wants over God’s word.  The cost was great, and pain and peril entered the world.  There would be pain in having and raising children.  There would be pain because now it would be done in man’s strength and there would be peril because man would now find himself under the devil’s strength.  Jesus once said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)  However, God had already provided a family.  Family was sacred before it was significant.  Family is a God idea.

God had provided a family to provide and protect those in the family.  Having children would be difficult.  Raising children would be dangerous because everyone would now have an enemy, the devil.  The devil would bite at the heel.  God said, And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” (Genesis 3:15)  Enmity is hatred.  There would be conflict, but God had provided family.  Keep it sacred!  God has a way.  Jesus gives us life and He gives us life abundantly.  Take care of things spiritually and you can enjoy things physically.  Family done God’s way will set us free from the enemy’s schemes and set us up for the Creator’s success.  Keep it sacred!

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