Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Establishment of Family

"Those who bring trouble on their families inherit only the wind. The fool will be a servant to the wise."  Proverbs 11:29

In the beginning we see the establishment of family when God brings Adam and Eve together and then when Cain and Abel come along we get the fuller effect and importance of family.

God gives a clear picture of this verse and it's meaning when Cain kills Abel.

Because of Cain's jealousy and anger he brought trouble, hurt, sorrow and loss on his family when he killed Abel.

As a result of Cain's actions, God said, "You are hereby banished from the ground you have defiled with your brother's blood. No longer will it yield abundant crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless fugitive on the earth, constantly wandering from place to place." Genesis 4:11-12

Not only did Cain commit the first murder, he also became the first homeless man.

The establishment of family was to ensure we would have a support group, encouragement, acceptance, love, protection, and trust.

When we allow sin to come in our lives and begin to overtake us, we begin to separate ourselves from the one thing we should be clinging to-family.

What is causing you to separate yourself from your family? Is it jealousy, pride, anger, bitterness, shame etc.? Maybe you are doing it to please someone else.

Whatever it is, I pray you will turn to Christ and allow Him to heal you, restore you and your family, and bring healing.  Don't be the fool that inherits only the wind.

And don't allow Satan one more minute to make the wedge bigger or sink his lies even deeper within you.

Think about the cost. Is it worth it? Is your family worth losing?