Welcome to this week edition of the House of Hope! Picture is of the home I grew up in! I am standing by the tree my Daddy planed on July 4th 1956 the day I was born! This is where my Christian Foundation was built! PTL for my Mommy Ruth and Daddy Wally.
I’m Pastor Dewey Moede of FGGAM.
God intended for the home to be a family’s foundation, a place of security. The family is the most important institution in the world. It was God’s idea, and He ordained it. It was not the idea of sociologists. Families and homes existed before cities and governments, before written language, nations, temples, churches.
God meant for the home to be a place where character and attitudes were formed, integrity born, and values made clear. These are attributes that last a lifetime.
People today have grown accustomed to wringing their hands with fear and insecurity, caring more about what happens on Wall Street or in Washington, D.C. We bring our anxieties into the home, adding to the tensions the world brings to life.
The prophet Nehemiah recorded, “There is so much rubbish that we are not able to build” (Nehemiah 4:10). We see rubbish everywhere – rubbish on our televisions, on digital devices, in the literature, and in magazines that poke fun at the idea of traditional home experience. These things breakdown the walls of a home. The institution of the home once fortified society. A popular personality was asked about the institution of marriage and home. She responded, “Who wants to live in an institution?” This is typical of the ridicule that has been heaped on the home.