Isaiah 45:14-48:11 / Ephesians 4:1-16 / Psalm 68:19-35 / Proverbs 24:3-4

Standout Verse:
Proverbs 24:3-4
“Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge it’s rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

God loves FAMILY.  It was the first institution He set up (with Adam and Eve) and it remains the foundational building block of our society.  It is the very place individuals grow, mature and are shaped into who they are.  This experience can be rather “hands off” and neutral, damaging and difficult, OR HEALTHY, STRONG, TRUTH-FILLED AND VIBRANT depending on the parents response to the God-given charge they’ve been called to.

Leading, raising and nurturing a family is no small task – especially in the mixed up, media mad culture we live in today!  None-the-less, God never gives us something to do without first casting vision for us on how He sees it, and then, He equips us with EVERYTHING we need to accomplish the task!

His vision for families is this: The foundations of our homes are to be built on WISDOM (which comes by knowing and “fearing” the Lord).  Wisdom comes as we feed on GOD’s TRUTH found in His Word.  As we grow in His wisdom, our UNDERSTANDING and KNOWLEDGE are established (deeply rooted) and will help us discern and navigate the times we are living in.  This leads to fruitful, peaceful living, filled with precious, pleasant riches – those things that money cannot buy!!

Let’s choose to say YES to the awesome vision God casts for us as to how we can “DO FAMILY” the way He intended it to be: WITH HIM AT THE CENTER!!

“…that we should no longer be children tossed to an fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine by the trickery of men, in the cunning, craftiness of deceitful plotting…” (From today’s reading in Ephesians)