First Things First

“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” 1 Timothy 5:14
“This is a day when it’s hard to earn a living. It seems that the economy is set up so that two parents are expected to work in order to have enough money to support a home, which makes it difficult. This is the devil’s attempt to keep parents from having enough time with their children. I beg of you as parents to remember that God has given you a tremendous responsibility in those young lives committed to your care. He will give us grace as parents to be faithful.
“One parent said to me, ‘We were busy trying to get a home, trying to get along and get settled in life, and we neglected our family. Now they’re grown up and they’ve gone away.’ Oh, it’s true it is difficult in the present economy, but put first things first! Remember the first seven chapters of Proverbs. Remember how much our children need the instructions and the warnings that are given to us so plainly in those chapters. And most of all they need to receive God’s love reflected in us their parents.”
G. Hayhoe