What is family? Family, as described in Scripture, is far more than just those that live in our household. In fact, the family is more a picture of what God is doing globally. We are all His sons and daughters, and because of that we have a responsibility to each other, especially to those of the next generation. The Shema is what God gave the Hebrews as a model in raising the next generation to “love the Lord God with all of their heart, with all of their soul, and with all of their might.” This is God’s design for the family.
God's creative order was designed with two ends in mind: the first for the glory of His name, and the second for the joy of His people.
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you