Daily Reflections

Esteeming the Family

October 19, 2021 Mary Kassian

Older women likewise are to . . . train the young women to love their husbands and children. —Titus 2:3–4

A true woman esteems the family as the God-instituted foundational structure for all of human life and relationships. She’s committed to upholding marriage and family as God’s method of putting the gospel on display.

You don’t have to be married or have kids to be a lover of husbands and children. You can support the family unit as God’s ordained, foundational building block that He gave us in order to reflect truths about the gospel and His nature and character.

Family was God’s idea, as were manhood, womanhood, and marriage. The reason history started with a man, a woman, and a marriage is because history will end in the same way. The man is Jesus Christ and the woman is the Church. And one day, Jesus will return to take His Bride home to His Father’s house (Rev. 19).

Our earthly symbols point to this amazing story of God. That’s why it’s so important that we value what God values and love what He loves.

Make it Personal

What are some practical ways you can uphold marriage and family as part of God’s design?