“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding is it established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” Pr.24:3-4
There has to be no doubt in anyone’s mind reading this that the family is under attack. I don’t want to go all “political” on you. You know the issues. Some might even say the family is dying. That might be a little harsh. Disintegrating might be more accurate. Again, I don’t need to go all ballistic on the culture in which we live.
Frankly, my concern is not so much what is happening (although I am concerned). My concern is how to turn it around.
Legislation won’t do it.
Political correctness won’t do it.
Not even religious people getting involved in politics (who can you trust anyway?) will do it.
Have you ever heard the story of the little boy who defied his mother and was sent to sit in the corner? He told her, “I may sitting on the outside, but I am standing on the inside.” That is what happens when we think laws, rules, and regulations will really change things.
I hate abortion. But making laws is not going to stop it.
I believe practicing homosexuality is wrong. But making laws is not going to stop it.
I hate murder. But we just recently saw laws will not stop it, especially gun laws.
Real change, real values, come from inside a person’s heart.
CHANGE THE HEART; CHANGE THE ACTION.
I start a new series this Sunday- a four part series on the family. They will all center around values.
A FAMILY OF VALUES
BECOMING MEN OF VALUES
BECOMING WOMEN OF VALUES
BECOMING YOUTH OF VALUES
(Pretty ingenious with titles don’t you think? ) This week I am focusing on Deuteronomy 6: 4-15. Other than the SHEMA (Deut.6:4), there are 4 words that stand out. See if you can find them in verses 4-15. I plan to blog about them in my next post.
Like all churches we have our share of families who are struggling. It is also unrealistic to think there won’t be others down the road. But if I can be proactive and “head it off at the pass” then I think that is a good way to go. I would appreciate your prayers for me and the church during this series. But start with this Sunday. Thanks.
So…do you know those four words? Next question (if you feel safe enough to answer), how is your family doing?