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There are times when we can become convinced and conclude that we are living in a topsy-turvy world. This can be illustrated and readily observed in the United States of America, Ask yourself, “What is wrong with the following described portrait of American culture?
This "New American Way of Life" is a departure from the Biblical design by God for both marriage and the family. God’s idea and mandate is clearly indicated as follows: It is the union of one man and one woman where procreation is expected to occur and the family is to be expanded. To understand this purpose, read: Genesis 2:18, 20, 24. This is the biblical pattern as it was instituted by God at the beginning: one man is united to one woman in matrimony, and the two form one new natural family. This family unit is not to become one that is entitlement-oriented but rather one that is self-sufficient. I Timothy 5:7-8 sets the standard when Paul wrote: “Give these instructions to the believers, so that they will be above reproach. If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” The thrust is to provide for one’s own.
A Biblical truth that should be understood and claimed in shared in Psalm 37:23-26, “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way…I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously,
and his children become a blessing.” When a man and woman decide to live by God’s standards and establish their relationship based upon His principles, God’s provision and blessing will be their portion.
We are not to live by cultural standards and values but by God’s standards and values. Let us champion and model God's standard to the culture of our day. Consider these things with me.