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God Invented the Family
Case 11: God's Work - Past and Present
Clue: 7

Question Answer
What is "the family"?

The family is the people with whom God wants you to live. His design for most families is a husband, a wife, and any children God may give them. Adam and Eve and their children were the first family put together by God. Ephesians 5:31b – A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.

The Difference This Truth Makes
The main reason a man should leave his father and mother and take a wife is that God wants a husband’s love for his wife to be a picture of God’s love for His Church. The family is a wonderful gift that God invented to bring Him glory. No human being thought up the family. God designed the family from the beginning of the world.

No one member of the family is better than another in God’s eyes. But each one has a different role. Husbands are to submit their lives completely to the Lord, and they are to love and lead their families. Wives are to honor and obey their husbands. The children are to respect and obey their parents. All members of the family must place themselves under authority in one way or another. Even the husband, who is the highest visible authority in the family unit, must submit himself to God, Who is the ultimate Authority.