>Gen 2:18, 21-24 (NIV®)
The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” . . .
So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
God designed family. It’s His idea. We didn’t dream it up or develop it as a survival mechanism. It’s a fundamental principle, and it is so important that God introduced it to us in the first chapters of the Bible—before His covenants with Noah and Abraham and before He gave the Ten Commandments. Let’s work hard to strengthen our own families and defend God’s design for the family in the marketplace of ideas.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the idea of family. Thank You that you created us to live in relationship with one another in this way. We ask Your blessings and protection on our own families. Help us to keep our marriages and our families strong. Give us wisdom to know how to strengthen our families. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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