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Family & Friends - Family

One of the most sacred covenants that God instituted is marriage. The union between a man and a woman is at the foundation of humankind, multiplying and creating a life and culture throughout all the world. Marriage was intended to be for life.

"Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.'" - Genesis 1:28

Jesus confirmed this in Matthew 19:6, when he said, "So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate."

From this point on until now, the devil has set out to destroy the family, bringing division, anger, hate, and unforgiveness. The devil knows that if he could destroy godly morals and weaken love in the home, it would lead to the destruction of the family that is at the core of God's divine plan for the earth and all those that would populate it and have relationships with God.

God's word says, "do not forsake marriage," but the world says, "do what makes you happy, look out for number one." This worldly view has influenced couples to abandon their marriage covenant and forsake their families in pursuit of "happiness."

In John 10:10, Jesus said, "the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy." I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.

A family that is centered on Godly principles will be happy and blessed. It doesn't mean that there will not be any struggles; they are a part of life. There is hope for the family. There is restoration for the broken. There is strength for the weary.

Today pray for the family. Pray that godly values would return to the marriage covenant. That those struggling and fighting for their marriages would find the strength to fight and win back their broken families. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and protect families from the onslaught of the enemy. Finally, pray that families will prosper and be in good health even as their souls prosper.

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