The Godly Family Makes A Godly Society

Mother’s Day is a wonderful day and weekend of the year. It’s a blessing to see many families spend meaningful time together around the celebration of our mothers.

May God bless mothers who seek to raise Godly children in the ways of the Lord.

Paul reminded us of the importance of the family—especially of the work of mothers in the home. Paul encouraged Timothy to guard what had been entrusted to him (1 Timothy 6:20) and to move forward in the sincere faith that he first heard through a Godly mother and grandmother: “I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you. Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:5-7).

Paul’s words should remind us of the importance of the family. God’s plan—at least 4,000 years old and counting—is one man and one woman for a lifetime.  God’s plan from the beginning was to build the human race through families.

Isn’t it amazing? Almost all (I don’t know of any credible people who disagree) experts agree that most problems in society are problems associated with the breakdown of the family. Yet, we receive daily bombardment encouraging just such a breakdown. Even our president has endorsed actions which are harming society. What are we to do?

We are to make our families stronger than ever before. While we cannot change many things, we can change one important area of our lives—we can seek to live rightly before God and give our children and grandchildren Godly teaching and Godly examples.

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One Comment


  1. Ed Matthew
    May 12, 2012

    Dear Sir, you have just laid out the life changing example impressed upon my spirit. The message to our children when a husband and wife separate is, ‘it is all a lie.’ What you were told was just another manipulation to keep you under control. (None of us want to feel manipulated.) Not the control of God but the control of your parents who are only accountable to themselves for their actions. (Such behavior demonstrates who is on the thrown of that life.) Which is the biggest lie? One might as well ask, which sin is the biggest. Having said this, it is also necessary to say: when children are threatened by a parent, divorce may be the only alternative to protect them in today’s society since stoning doesn’t seem to be a viable option, today.

    Can Christ bring newness in Life? Can a line be drawn? Can old things pass away and such a past along with other sins of the past become New? Yes, indeed! In Christ Jesus all things can become New. But, as Paul said, “Should we sin so Grace may more abound? God forbid!”

    In my home we celebrate our Mothers as the heart of Christ Jesus with us, as God sent His Son. May God Bless our children and theirs through our celebration of His Presence.

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Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. — Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)