Families for Life
Read Psalam 78 vs 1-8
As the present generation, we stand at the centre of a long line in God’s history. Like the runners in a relay race, we dare not drop the baton. We are responsible to pass God’s truth onto our own children and to future generations.
This will only happen successfully if family life is strong and healthy. So we see again the fundamental place that family holds in God’s plan for history. Family flows from the character of God. When we relate together as husbands and wives and as parents and children we model or image His character.
This is how He planned for the truths of God and His dealing with people to be communicated from one generation to the next.
Our family may not meet God’s expectations but the Psalm is written to encourage not to crush us. God stands with arms out stretched and ready to help us.
“Rend your hearts not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in love, And He relents from sending calamity Who knows? He may turn and have pity And leave behind a blessing. He will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten” (Joel 2:13,14,25)
‘Families for life Bible Study notes and Sermon Outlines’ by David and Janet Cunningham. Family Impact. Read the full text at: http://www.familyimpact.org.za