Places of Spiritual Benefit
These commandments . . . are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7, niv
Our homes are to be places of moral, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical benefit. If you think that what you do within the privacy of your own home is your own business, think again! God has made it His business, and you and I will experience serious consequences if we refuse to follow His directions for our homes.
Destruction and brokenness are all around us today. It is a brokenness that is directly related to denying our children the benefit of moral, spiritual, emotional, and social instruction. If we do not instruct our children about God and His “Manufacturer’s directions” for living, they will develop their own standards and values based on what they feel, what they think, what their friends are doing, and what seems to work—and in one generation we will see the chaos and confusion that result from their “guessing” their way through life. God has given us directions telling us how to live a life that works. If we are to prevent brokenness, our homes should be places of moral and spiritual benefit to those living within them.
God’s Story, (Nashville: W Publishing, 1997).
©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.
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Originally published Monday, 15 May 2023.