The concept of family is fundamental to God, both physically and scripturally.
God introduced the idea of family in the Garden of Eden. In Genesis 1:28, “God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every living creature that moves on the ground.”
God’s plan from creation was for men and women to marry and have children. (Genesis 2:24), Through marriage, a godly man and a godly woman would form a “one-flesh” union. They, along with their godly children, would become a family.
The family is the most basic and essential building block of society; thus, the stability of the community depends on the strength of the families that comprise it. A person’s response to government derives from the parent-child relationship. The lessons and principles learned from honoring, respecting, and obeying parents will result in a society stable enough to promote the development of the whole person.
Life begins at home, and wisdom should start there too. The home is the primary and most vital factor in a child’s development into a mature and stable member of society. Church and school play secondary roles, if only because of the amount of time spent at home and all the personal interaction there.
In keeping this commandment, the Bible divides responsibility between parents and child, even though the child eventually bears the greater responsibility. He must learn from his parents, not just because they are his human life-givers, but because they have been what the child has not—both young and old.
Therefore, parents should have accrued wisdom from situations the child has not yet experienced. It is the parents’ responsibility to create an environment where they can pass knowledge on so that the child can learn the lessons of life more easily. And so, society benefits from the resulting stability of that family unit.
If the child learns these lessons, the wisdom will be an enriching ornament, a sign of honor, and a guide to extended life and prosperity. These are the fulfillment of the fifth commandment’s promise.
At Jubilee Youth Service & Leadership Academy, we focus on teaching life principles and core values based upon a Biblical worldview, Such as:
- LOVE Your Neighbor
- Contend For Your FAITH
- God Is The Originator of FAMILY
- SERVICE To God Benefits Others
FREEDOM Comes From Knowing Truth