God’s design for the Family


God’s design for the Family

Part 1

Greg smiling

Genesis  2:15  The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

When the Lord created  man, man was not just a product from the six days of creation. God says let us (plural) make man in our Image.  The Father, Son and Holy Spirit were all involved in creating.  The very first thing God did was to put man to work, naming the animals, and then he retired?  It’s not in God’s vocabulary , He then commanded the man to work the garden. Here we have the first principle in “The Family Design”  The Husband is to be the provider, the one who brings home the bacon.  This is not man’s idea of what the Family Design should be, it is God’s.  If the man is not fulfilling His proper role in God’s design He the man will  cause a wounded spirit in his wife. She will then seek to rule over him.

Genesis  2:18  Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”  An  all-knowing,  all sovereign God knew it was not good for man to be alone. All the toys, and physical comforts in the world could offer would not satisfy  man. In all of the man endeavors and in His work the man needs and requires a “Helpmate” the Hebrew word (ay’-zer) comes from the base word  (aw-zar) “to surround’  The wife is to surround her husband with love , no matter what way he turns her love is evident. In his clean clothes, so that he looks presentable at work, to his meals to sustain his strength. She is to surround Him with comfort when He is sick. She the keeper of the home as the man is the keeper of all provisions. If they live in unison with the plan of God they will be blessed.

Genesis 2:24  Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  God did not create Adam and Steve, He created Adam and Eve, setting the Godly guidelines for marriage. A man with his depraved heart and evil thought and imaginations  who by unrighteousness suppress the truth and turn it into a lie. Anything outside the Godly design of the Family unit is SIN. This means Homosexuals,  adultery, or any sexual act outside the Godly Family design.  Matthew  19:6  So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” When man and woman unite in marriage they are no longer two individual people the spiritually become one and this is evidenced by children.

This is the foundation for the Godly Family Design. Any other arrangements are unlawful. The number one priority of the Family is to reproduce. A Godly  designed marriage between a man, and the woman God would bring into his life. There are many marriages that are not lawful. A divorced person cannot marry an unmarried person, if that person’s spouse is still alive,  in God’s eye they are still married. That would cause that person to commit adultery. 1 Cornthians  7:10  To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband.   1 Corintians  7:11  (but if she does, she should remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband), and the husband should not divorce his wife.  1Co 7:39  A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. Rom 7:1  Or do you not know, brothers–for I am speaking to those who know the law–that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives?

Romans   7:2  For a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives, but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage. Romans 7:3  Accordingly, she will be called an adulteress if she lives with another man while her husband is alive. But if her husband dies, she is free from that law, and if she marries another man she is not an adulteress.

Gregory Lane