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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I’ve heard that “home” is an institution. It sounds kind of stuffy. – I.H.

A: God is the Creator of the universe. He set the boundaries for the oceans. He made the great sun and set it in the center of the solar system to hold it together. If it were not for the sun, our solar system would fly to pieces.

Likewise, God instituted marriage between a man and a woman. He instituted the family and the home. God is the center of all of this. The home is like a solar system and unless the Son of God is at the center of the home, it too may fly to pieces. Home life is being assaulted. Many couples are fearful lest their marriages break someday. Family tensions threaten relationships. What can we do?

The Bible tells us that the institution of home and family predates government and even the church. Almighty God created the home that flows from His love for mankind. He placed a man and a woman as husband and wife in the midst of a home fashioned by His own heart. Read His Word. Believe His truth. Obey His instruction. Apply yourself to the wisdom that He gives to guide and direct.

 

There is only one insurance policy that can guarantee the unity of our homes and that is making Jesus Christ the Head and centering it on His precious Word. The Bible instructs parents to teach their children His truth “when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up” (Deuteronomy 6:7, NKJV). In other words, at all times keep the Lord the focus of personal and family life.

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

©2024 Billy Graham Literary Trust. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


(c)2024 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

 

 

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