Thursday, September 22, 2022

Daily Devotion: A Happy Home

Bible Reading: Psalm 127

Key Verse: Verse 1 – “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.”

Key Words: Except the LORD build the house

Let me ask you, do you have a happy home - a home where each family member is honored and respected, a home where each family member feels love, peace, and joy? Do you have this type of home?

We are told that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it. You cannot build your home into a place of peace, joy, and love. Only God can do that. In order for this to be accomplished, God must have his rightful place as the Head of your home. Let me reiterate that fame and money do not produce a home of love, peace, and joy – only God does.

The famous Adams family (no, not the TV show, but the children of the second United States President, John Adams, 1735 – 1826) had much wealth and fame, but they never experienced a happy home. John Adams’ eldest child, Abigail, married out of God’s will and spent her life in misery. His son, Charles, married a spendthrift, and she dissipated the family’s funds. John Adams’ first grandson was an alcoholic and committed suicide at the age of 31. His second grandson was kicked out of college, and he died of an alcohol-related illness. Only their third grandchild, Charles Frances, made anything of his life. Charles spent years writing the family biography. He concludes the biography by saying, “The history of my family is not a pleasant one to remember. It is one of few triumphs and many deep groanings within, and many a sadness and sorrow.”

I trust this is not the story of your family. If your family is young, train them well. If they are grown and out of God’s will, pray for them often.

What to do:
    Understand the importance of having God and not money or materialism at the top of your priority list.
     Remember, children spell love T–I–M–E.
     Have a family altar.
     Pray for your family daily.

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