Thoughts for the Week

Some of the best times I’ve ever had were with particular kinds of people and families.

This group wasn’t always rich, wasn’t always popular, and they certainly weren’t perfect. But there was one feature about them that always made being with them a joy. They always kept God at the center of their lives and families.

I believe that’s what the Book of Proverbs is hinting at here in chapter fifteen: “The house of the righteousness contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble” (v.6, NIV).

When one spends a lot of time with families like these, he or she will find the kind of treasure Proverbs talks about. These families model God’s love through loving their husbands, wives, children, and neighbors.

It becomes a breath of fresh air to someone who may need the fellowship of those who willingly love and welcome anyone who walks through their doors.

This week, take time to cultivate your family’s love for each other, and see who could use some encouragement and share in the treasure of God’s love of them through you.

Copyright 2015 by Molly Farnsley. Use by permission only.

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