Family

Beloved of Christ Jesus, “FAMILY” is the frst institution that God established for mankind; one of the smallest, most intimate and the most fundamental communities in human life. The initiative to build a family comes from God Himself; “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper for him. …So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:18, 21-24). Therefore, to build a home or family should involve God and rely on Him. “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over thevcity, the watchman stays awake in vain.” (Psalm 127:1). Starting from dating, getting engaged, and even more so when you want to decide who will be your life partner – involve God and do not rush.

As the age increases, there are some young Christian who initially chose their partners to be married only, would rather leave God and deny their faith simply because of the age their spouse. Remember the Word of God says; “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14) There is only one life partner for a lifetime, and there is no trial and error, hence the choices we make today determine our future of our families. Jesus bless you. Amen!