Building the company called Family. The family is the oldest institution in the world. God said, “It is not good for man to be alone,” so He created Woman and started the institution of family.
Just like cases of failed businesses, we also hear cases of failed families. The changes and turbulence in society are also affecting families.
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come, and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” – (Matthew 7:24-27)
Marriages go through stress but the telling factor of if they can weather the storm is looking at what foundation their union was built on. There are many opinions on marriages today, some are based on tradition and others are built on things we hear. Everybody has an opinion on how people should have their marriages.
For Christian’s the foundation of our faith is the word of God, Christianity is a way of life. We need to ask ourselves, what does the Bible say about marriage?
People go into marriage not knowing anything about it. If we were to start a business, we would need to do extensive research on it, marriage is the same. A lot of people spend more time planning their marriage and not their marriage.
How many scriptural passages about marriage do you know?
Marriage involves the exchange of vows of unconditional commitment. The foundation of the Christian family is the word of God. The beginning of building a successful family is choosing the right partner and this involves listening to what the Bible says about who you should marry.
Tips to sustain your family
- Define the purpose: No company survives without the business owners knowing and actively pursuing the purpose of the business. So what is the purpose of your marriage? Families are the place where God unleashes His blessings and His values on earth
For I have known him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is righteous and just, so that the Lord may bring upon Abraham what He has promised him. (Genesis 18:19 AMP)
- Define your family values: These are the principles you decide will govern your family, they determine what should be frowned at.
Sermon excerpt from midweek sermon by Pastor Solomon Kpandei – Wednesday 3, May, 2023
Watch this sermon here.