Godly families don’t happen by accident. Godly families are built by Godly people – People who are willing to do the hard work and pursue the sometimes painful process it takes to see their God-given family vision accomplished. In this lesson, we consider what God's vision is for our families.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”
Practice The Way of Jesus:
Have you ever seen an artist’s rendering of a building that’s not yet been built? Obviously, someone had a vision in mind of what the end product would look like when it was completed. They gave careful consideration to the many details that would be required to make their vision a reality. The same can be applied to God's vision for our families. God had a plan for our families long before we were aware of it and he wants us to partner with him to see that plan come to reality. This week, consider what simple next step you can take towards fulfilling God's vision for your family!