Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Foundations of a solid family
27 Prepare your outside work, Make it fit for yourself in the field; And afterward build your house. (Proverbs 24:27)
I have told my two boys that they have no business dating or courting girls until they are ready to take on the responsibilities of marriage and leading a family. It is a young man's duty to establish himself in his vocation (prepare his outside work, in the field) before he establishes his family (builds his house).
Far too many young men date and look for a girlfriend, way before their vocation is settled. They enter marriage, or take on a co-fornicator, before they have proven themselves to be worthy of a life partner and children to care for.
This is a much neglected passage of scripture in our church pulpits, and needs to be revisited regularly.