LESSON 3 18/9/2016
PURPOSE FOR THE FAMILY
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 258, 259
Devotional Reading: Mk. 10:1-9
Topic For Adults: Remember The Reasons For Your Marriage
Topic For Youths: Understand Why You Want To Get Married.
Topic For Intermediates Pray For Your Family
Scripture Lesson: Gen. 2:18; 24-25; Eccl. 9:9; Prov. 5:15-20; 1 Cor. 7:2-5; Gen. 18:17-19; Prov. 22:6; Mal. 2:15
Memory Verse: Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour (Eccl. 4:9) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Marriage Is For Bearing Children
When God created man, God blessed him and commanded him to be fruitful, to multiply and to fill the earth. This mandate can only be accomplished through child-bearing. One of the important reasons for marriage is therefore child-bearing. Nations that have legislated strictly controlling bearing of children have soon found out that they have created greater problems than the ones for which they were looking for solutions. At the same time nations that do not educate their citizens about birth control and families who do not believe in family planning have also found out that the needs of the growing populations soon outstrips the available resources. God gave man the wisdom to manage the balance between the family resources and the number of children a couple should have. Our churches should actively engage in prayer for couples who desire to have children but have delay in child-bearing.
Point of Emphasis: “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth” can only be fulfilled through child-bearing.
Prayer Point: God, as you remembered Hannah, answer every couple looking unto you for children before this year ends.