Topmost on the counselling list of churches and counselling centers’ are family related issues. So many people have questions on the family for which very few seem to have adequate answers. Yet a great family or household is part of a man’s testimony. Whatever success a man or woman will enjoy in any area of life begins with a great family or household.
God, the designer of marriage and the family, recounting the virtues of Job, did not only make mention of his character traits and assets, but also specifically mentioned his family.
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil…. Job 1:1-3 (Emphasis mine)
God designed the family for success and not failure! He proved this by being practically involved in the institution of the first marriage, and subsequently the family. Take a closer look at this passage:
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof….; Genesis 2:21-22
Joshua 1:8 shows us the factory from where all the raw materials for family success can be obtained:
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
“This book of the law” or the Word of God is the factory for family success. It is full of principles which, when processed and practised, are bound to deliver, not just success, but good success.