The Home

By   •   January 5


The first essential for a happy Christian home is that love must be practiced. Homes that are built on animal attraction and lust are destined to crumble and fall. Love is the cohesive force that holds the family together. True love contains an element of spiritual mystery. It embodies loyalty, reverence, and understanding. Love imposes a tremendous responsibility on all members of a family, but it is a responsibility accompanied by glorious rewards. “Love,” says the Bible, “even as Christ . . . loved the church, and gave Himself for it.” How did Christ love the church? He loved it despite its faults, its mistakes, and its weaknesses. True love does not fail. It loves despite personality defects, physical blemishes, and mental quirks. Love is deep, abiding, and eternal. Nothing can bring a sense of security into the home as true love can.

Read More: 7 Answers on Parenting from Billy Graham

Prayer for the day

Help me today, to listen, to love and care for my loved ones with a heart that is made sensitive by You, Jesus.

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  1. Peter Olayinka says:

    Teach me more Lord

  2. Paulo kisang says:

    I’m very grateful 4 His sacrificial 4 me ,n giving me a wife to love n Children.Thanks also bgea 4 devotional notes
    since i began reading online i have grown spiritually.

  3. Joe Loftis says:

    Outstanding devotional on what Christian Love involves. Love is not permissive of habitual sin but recognizes we all have faults. Love is concern & service to others for their safety & benefit.

  4. Laura Speer says:

    love is the greatest gift one person can give to another. I Praise God for giving me a heart that can give love to others and for Reverend Billy Graham who shows us how to love each other, every day.

  5. Margie Hildreth says:

    Thank you for a great message for this beUtful morning .

  6. Gerry says:

    Because God is Love , it only stands to reason that Love must be present in your home if your family unit hopes to survive and prosper. God is the glue that will hold your family together.

  7. Joyce paul says:

    Love is God’s Will in Action! Lord, help me to be as kind, compassinate, n forgiving to others as You are to them in Good Relationship. God Richly Bless U n Ur Ministries!

  8. Casey Faunce says:

    Praise God!

  9. innocent onuoha says:

    Father fill me with your love so that i will love others.