Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our own families: verse 7

1 Corinthians 3:11 "For no-one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid which is Jesus Christ."
Verse 7 ends by saying, “and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood.” This is more important than first meets the eye. The Lord’s first building block on the earth as He had created it is ‘family’, which came out of the union of Adam and Eve, who were told to go and multiply and take dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:28). In fact in God’s order of priority, Foundations for Family comes even before Foundations for Farming in His building and rebuilding plan.

We are not to get so carried away with the Lord’s magnificent plan for the poor, that we neglect our families because of the urgency of ministry. Looking back Brian can see that in his fervour for the vision, which the Lord has given them, he have sometimes not been ‘there’ for his family at some very important occasions. He regrets this greatly, and he has seen the long term hurt and its consequences that can happen if we get the Lord’s priorities wrong in His building process. We need to consistently keep the Lord’s principles, conditions and priorities, uppermost in our minds.

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