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God created the family and it is a sacred institution (Gen. 2:18-20). God designed man so that he shall leave his father and mother–that is, leave their local, protective care, not necessarily their moral influence–and cleave to his own wife so that they become one flesh and begin a new family (Gen. 2:21-25). It is within the parameters of the marital relationship that men and women are to be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:27,28). It is the parent’s responsibility to rear their children in the context of the family in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Deut. 6; Eph. 6:4).
This arrangement is of divine origin (Matt. 19:5). One of the blessings of this order is to provide a protective environment for the rearing of children in the way they should go (Prov. 2:1-5; 22:6). The husband and wife provide moral and spiritual support for one another (Eph. 5:21) and both, ideally, work together in the bringing up of the child (cf. Luke 2:51). The world, however, is hostile toward those who walk in righteousness and this is never more apparent than when seen in the vicious attacks upon the family as God created it. . . .
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Those who are immature think it is more blessed to receive than it is to give (Acts 20:35). The immature person is not interested in giving; he is interested in receiving! Such people care little about what the other person wants. They want what they want, and they want it now! Why can’t we all see that the only way any of us will ever be truly happy is to learn how to bring happiness to others? Husbands and wives who have largely forgotten their own wishes are the ones who really enjoy life together. Study the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-13 and learn how to be happy. But most of us follow the Beatitudes rather poorly, don’t we?. . .
Sometimes we can walk so deep in rebellion that we think correction is actually an attack.
I was walkin’ down life’s busy highway,
When a young lady I chanced to meet.
I didn’t dream this would turn out my way,
We fell in love when we happened to meet.
It’s a story as old as life itself,
Sometimes it’s told a little different than ours,
But when I talk of our marriage and family we raised,
They remind me of a garden of flowers.
I found a rose in bloom and picked it one day,
Now that’s how I started my bouquet.
A garden of flowers I grew from this rose and then,
That’s how my bouquet of flowers began.
The next verse tells some more,
Of this marriage of mine,
And how sweet has been my life.
It tells how I raised a bouquet of flowers,
from the one rose I picked for a wife.
We’ll build a house for us and live,
But not all alone,
A house without children, ain’t much of a home.
Someday when we’re older,
I’ll look back and say,
That’s how I started my bouquet.
For the one rose is you dear,
And the garden's our home,
The flowers are four children sweet,
They make my bouquet of roses complete.
Vernon L. Padgett
Bible Question of the Week
(All questions come from the Scripture readings.) God said that everything He had made was very good (Gen. 1:31) But there was one thing He made that was "not good." What was it?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION AND ANSWER Why did Moses put a veil over his face?
ANSWER: II Corinthians 3:13 - And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
WEEKLY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE
(Theme: Family) Monday Nov. 4 - Gen. 2:18-24; Matt. 19:3-9; Psalm 127 Tuesday Nov. 5 - Eph. 5:21-33; Gen. 18:19; Psalm 126:1-6; I Tim. 5:8 Wednesday Nov 6 - I Pet. 3:1-6; Prov. 31:10-31; II Tim. 1:5; 3:14,15 Thursday Nov. 7 - Prov. 22:6; Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:1,2; Col. 3:20 Friday Nov. 8 - I Cor. 7:1-40; Matt. 15:1-6; Psalm 133:1
Weekly Memory Verses
Genesis 2:24 - Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.