Our families must be built on a solid foundation if they are to be strong and healthy. Your family’s tomorrow will be shaped by the firmness of the foundation today. When it comes to living your best life and living the blessed life, your foundation is more important than your education or your occupation.
When there are foundation issues in our lives, the problems show up in various places in our lives. Cracks in the foundation create cracks in our character, crookedness in our walk with the Lord, and brokenness in our spirit. Cracks in the foundation reveal themselves in the form of domestic violence, the use of pornography, hypocrisy, lying and deceit, infidelity, selfishness and much more.
It is not enough to just fix the windows, doors, and floors. We need to repair the foundation. The word of God provides us with the insight that we need to strengthen and repair the foundation of our homes.
Psalm 78 reveals that if you want a firm foundation you need to have confidence in who God is and what God has done. With God, life has stability even when there is uncertainty. History shapes identity. That is why we need to teach our children the works and commands of God. When you forget who God is, you will forget that it is in Him that we live, and move, and exist. It is in knowing God that we find our true identity. We were made by God. And we were made for God (Ephesian 2:10) Christians who are unfulfilled in life are unfulfilled because they are trying to find their identity outside of Christ. We need to understand how God’s history shapes our identity.
That's why we need to teach our children who God is and what He has done. We need to teach our children both God’s love and God’s law. Law and love are not in conflict with each other. God’s law is actually a manifestation of God’s love. We have to share the faith and show the faith if we want our children to have faith. When we build our lives upon God, we are building our lives upon a foundation that is sufficient for the future.