It should be a great joy to have these gifts and also an awesome responsibility toward God. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself does; and He will show Him greater works than these, that you may marvel. This reality is further confirmed in the next Psalm with its descriptive Hebrew language describes the type of blessing that God sends upon the man who fears Him. The Importance of Family in Educating Children. (paragraphing added). I do not think any of us would refuse or find ways not to receive any more of these inheritances. 3) Who follows Jesus, in other words who is His disciple, will use the same methods and will do the same things Jesus has done, in essence to make it easier to understand, this means being obedient to the word of God and be faithful to God in all things. Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. All these things previously mentioned are good, they are not however training up a child in God’s Scriptural ways. So another question needs to be asked, how many believers truly would rejoice if the LORD every couple of years, for let’s say ten years, would give them children as an inheritance? Where do we find that model? Once more in some of these passages we see the emphasis on the fact that it is the responsibility of the parents to teach the children the word of God, with the help and support of the church, but not to dump all the responsibility of the training of children upon the church and its “programs”. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother’” (Matthew 12:48–50). Trillia Newbell ( @trillianewbell ) is the author of numerous books, including a six-week Bible study on Romans 8, If God Is for Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation . Thinking about God will reduce negative feelings. This means that a family needs to be structured and governed just like the church. So, until now we have seen that at the foundation of the importance of the family there are: 1) The importance to God about life and sanctity of life. Let’s examine the role and the responsibilities of this figure and what the word of God says they are. You are too busy to do them, you are too tired, too occupied, you have to watch the game on TV? You will lose your children if you do not take the time to train them yourselves in the way of the Lord. Their theory is false and it is destroyed by Scripture as we see that the desire and will of God for His people is always to be fruitful and multiply. The family being in itself a type of church in the relationship there is between God and the family. 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. So... God in Genesis 2:18 says, “It is not good that [Adam] should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Thus, the union of a man and a woman is formed. 3. What would it mean, though, if we took the radical notion of being brothers and sisters seriously? 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 2) The family is a blessing from God and children are His inheritance and reward. My husband and I are united through the covenant of marriage and have the great responsibility from God of shepherding our children. However, the channels of spiritual authority are necessary to establish the roles and responsibilities because without having established the proper channels of spiritual authority the roles and responsibilities given by God cannot be well realized and much confusion and chaos as well as disobedience to God’s word will ensue. Psalm 1:1-2 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. What an honor to be rewarded by God. Ephesians 3:14-15 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. Love realizes that God is merciful and has forgiven our sins. If this is true, and it is, it is a thing that brings joy to God. The family must pray together, read God's Word, and evangelize. . Those who trust in Christ for their salvation are adopted, and therefore we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. It is constituted by marriage and is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption. The wife of him who fears the LORD and walk in His ways will be as a fruitful vine, this fruit will be physical and spiritual, she will be fertile and her children will be for the family as olive trees around the family’s table. 1. Family worship glorifies and honors God, it centers the Home, encourages Christian character and binds the Family members together. God's Design for the Family def: The family is the foundational institution of society ordained by God. God gave his Son for us to be called sons. No family is perfect, but they were given to you for a reason. God's begotten family on earth. Let’s examine these words shall we?! He takes priority, and so does his kingdom — so much so that those who follow him are counted as his brother and sister and mother — his family. The children see the father (parents) do the things that need to be done, the father (parents) give the example of how the word of God is obeyed and lived. And His commandments are not burdensome. 2) The family is a blessing from God and children are His inheritance and reward. God is our Father, Jesus is our brother. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
I say uselessly because God wants that we evangelize, however, we must as our first responsibility begin and bring to pass this work in our own family first. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Family can be divided into close family and extended family. As part of God's family we are given spiritual gifts that we can use to grow and strengthen the family, which is the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12). These passages we will look into greater detail further ahead in our study regarding the various roles in the family, suffice to say I have mentioned them now to establish the proper relation regarding spiritual authority in relation to God and consequently for the family to compare the members of the family and the church. Nevertheless, children are gifts given by God, gifts that have to be offered back to God as gifts dedicated to Him. One example of these is found in. With many children God wants to give us joy and add joy to our life. In this passage we see divine principles of teaching the way God gave to His people to how to make disciples. Proverbs 6:20-23 My son, keep your father’s command, And do not forsake the law of your mother. Sterling Durgy Most of the 78th Psalm is devoted to a description of God's faithfulness to the people of Israel. The Holy Bible calls them “man and . We had already established that it was love for God and His love for us upon which, God wants our relationship to be based with Him. If it is so important, it is also important to understand what God’s plan for the family is so that we can understand the rest of His Word as it applies to us today. They are the ones who are there when no one else is. The Christian’s family is a typology of the church. However, it’s not so, those cases were those cases only, a promise uniquely given to that family, not to everybody unconditionally. I do not believe that God will reward people who do not put their ALL in taking care of their family before they go and “love” other souls into the kingdom when they cannot love their own enough to spend the time on them. We do not then have to go very far to evangelize and make disciples as we can effectively begin to do so within our own family. Trillia Newbell is the author of numerous books, including a six-week Bible study on Romans 8. 19 We love Him because He first loved us. The family then has to be church in all ways, being part of the universal body of Christ as well as the local church, being a specific and unique cell of the local family of God. Mark 10:13-14 Then they brought young children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. So the training camp for these positions are in the family. What is the importance of family devotions? . When God created humans, he designed us to live in families. Only in the family of God can people so distinctly different be the same (equal in creation and redemption) and counted as sisters and brothers in a new family. His concern is the heart. Understanding the family of God is yet another weapon against racial intolerance in the church and beyond. In this passage the LORD is commanding us to love Him with all the parts of our being and by consequence all the parts of our life. Proverbs 1:7-9 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. If an inheritance is given to us by God and is precious to Him, how shall it be considered by us? No! Deuteronomy 6:1-8 “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, 2 that you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged. In praying and contemplating doing a post on Bible verses about family I struggled with the knowledge that many of the people who will read this post come, like I do, from broken families or have a broken family.. And not only little children—but also the lives of husbands and wives are made more or less fruitful by their experience at home. All that God wants taught to do what with it? Our relationships go much further than caring for one another, of course, but often these tangible expressions are the means of expressing our importance to one another. However, certainly IF (conditional clause), children are TRULY trained and raised in the ways of the LORD it will be much more probable, almost certain the salvation of our children as well as their spiritual growth, they will become partakers of the Eternal Covenant of grace in Jesus Christ and will partake of the promises of God. We teach our children demonstrating them in action what we teach in theory. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 … must be separate from the world. No one would dare say that a million dollars or some other earthly valuables would not be important to us. How do we begin to do this? Within the family, an affinity of feelings and interests arise from the mutual respect of each other. . God doesn’t discriminate in his family. We don’t have our old identities based on race or class or life situation. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. The culture is frequently undermining the importance of an intact family-mom, dad, and all the kids living together. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. A Christian family has the name of Christ and we all are, all born-again believers, as the word of God says born of and adopted by God, and we are now part of the family of God, the church. Russell Moore puts it like this in Adopted for Life: Our adoption means . It is not to be taken for granted that all members of the family will be partakers of salvation. Imagine a Christian family with many children, who pray for each other and act as a true Christian community. . So now that the earth is greatly populated this decree is no longer valid today. Racial reconciliation is not only possible; it’s a must because we are the very family of God. They will learn early how to take care of children and how to be responsible men and women of God, the value of work and how to take their responsibilities. All have to submit to God and His word, this would be the ideal situation or let’s say the ideal of spiritual maturity. He’s got a colorful family, and therefore so do we. Jesus said to begin making disciples first in Jerusalem, there is a principle here, this means to begin in their case with their own, the Jews, the people closest to them, in relation to kin, so if we think about it there is a principle we have to adopt as well, we must begin to make disciples, to evangelize in the closest sphere of influence we have, which is our family. O how crucial in the development of a child's personhood is the life of his family. 3) The family is a part of God’s covenant of grace and salvation, blessings and promises as it is a type of church, it is church, the body of Christ as a unit, where the father is the pastor, teacher and the mother as well as teacher and spiritual caretakers of the children, teaching them the word of God and those who keep watch over the spiritual and material providence of their children, hopefully getting the help and support of the local church in this awesome task and responsibility. As we said, and we will continuously say throughout this study, it is the primary responsibility of the man, the father, the husband. Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”. I fear to say that in the majority of cases most believers would view having children as an inheritance from God differently that how God views its value. 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