Friday, September 23, 2011

Daily Devotional: September 23rd

Caring For Your Family

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 1 Timothy 5:8

The words of 1 Timothy 5:8 are unambiguous: if God has blessed us with families, then He expects us to care for them. Sometimes, this profound responsibility seems daunting. And sometimes, even for the most dedicated Christian men, family life holds moments of frustration and disappointment. But, for those who are lucky enough to live in the presence of a close-knit, caring clan, the rewards far outweigh the demands. No family is perfect, and neither is yours. Despite the inevitable challenges of providing for your family, and despite the occasional hurt feelings of family life, you clan is God's gift to you. Give thanks to the Giver for the gift of family..and act accordingly. God expresses His love by putting us in a family.

Whoever brings trouble with his family will be left with nothing in the wind. Proverbs 11:29

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