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Best Marriage Ever Devotional 3

by David Joynt on August 09, 2022

GENESIS 1:28a | 28a  God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply…”

The task of world-wide leadership given to Adam and Eve depends on the birth and care of new human generations. No one generation could possibly develop the tools or understanding, or have the time to do the necessary work involved in the care and flourishing of the creation. This great task requires many people over a long time, for it implies the development of civilizations and cultures and scientific enterprises and political projects. That means “ordinary families” play the key role, the socially necessary role in the whole saga of human and natural history.

Raising new generations is complex, time consuming, and requires great character and profound love. It falls on moms and dads to provide the coaching, mentoring, and nurture that passes on skills, knowledge, and personal capacity to their children. Everything humankind has ever known must be passed on or lost. No state or government agency or program or anything else can ever replace this ongoing investment. For the human project, God has made families fundamental.

Every other human institution is secondary compared to the family. Do you agree?

Tags: family, institution

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