Marching to the World's Drumbeat
In HIS Presence: God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female (Genesis 1:27).
It's amazing to listen to what people are saying about marriage and the family. Many do not expect to be in either type of relationship very long. Therefore, they treat their family commitments as if they were temporary—something that is here today and gone tomorrow.
It's like the cartoon character preparing for his wedding. He says to a friend, "Man I'm getting married today and I'm nervous."
His friend answers, "Yeah, you need to think very seriously about something that will occupy the next five years of your life."
People no longer expect marriages to last. In fact, they expect them to fail.
The reason many marriages do fall apart is because people trade in God's idea of marriage for their own. They take His plan and adjust it to theirs, making a horrible mess.
Husbands and fathers seem to be more interested in following the crowd than God. Many women no longer seek to be what God called them to be—godly wives and mothers who put the interests of their family above their own.
Most of us would not consider buying a complicated product without knowing how to work it. Yet, we enter marriage and never pick up the owner's manual—God's Word. Obviously, the Manufacturer knew what He was doing when He packaged the product.
One Minute Please:
The problem is not the family; it is with us—the ones who refuse to read God's instructions.