Vol. 9, Issue 6: April 2017

The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, by understanding He established the heavens.
Proverbs 3:19

Family order is a good thing.  Contrary to a people bent on “random” living, it is not obsessive or oppressive to maintain structure to life in the home. This foundational element of “order” has its origins in the Lord.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Psalm 19:1 

The Lord’s creation is orderly and arranged. The delicate balance of this universe reveals a Creator who takes care in details, giving us necessary conditions for life. Throw out the order of things by a few miles, a few degrees, a chemical composition—it doesn’t take long to see that God’s order is complex, interconnected, and vitally necessary.

Random living is a derivative of the notion that we are here due to providential accident; that order somehow resulted from chaos. This “lucky accident” origin idea is thin soup when one considers the heavens in a rational manner. Design can’t come without a designer.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”… Psalm 14:1a

Likewise, the Lord has given us our order, not leaving us to “random theory” for how family structure is arranged. He has given male and female for unity and procreation. Directives for each role are amplified in His Word. Children are to be taught, growing to understand their place in the Lord’s order, for each season of life.

A family united will be growing to understand God’s order. How blessed it is to walk in His ways (Psalm 1)! May your family be a Proverbs 3:19 family. May the Lord continually direct the order of your world.

May you see, as the Lord saw in the order of His Creation, “It is very good.”