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00743 - The Family Leader

A matriarch, or patriarch, is crucial in keeping the family united and guiding them towards a godly lifestyle. This person often becomes the family's heart, offering wisdom, support, and direction. It’s even better if they pray!


They create a sense of stability and continuity, fostering an environment where values and faith are passed down through generations. Their influence helps cultivate a family culture of love, respect, and devotion to God.


The Bible offers insight into the importance of such leadership. Proverbs 31:28-29 (TLB) says, “Her children stand and bless her; so does her husband. He praises her with these words: ‘There are many fine women in the world, but you are the best of them all!’” This verse highlights the honour and respect a matriarch earns through her dedication and virtue. A family leader like this holds the family together and steers them towards a life that honours God.


Quote

Don’t shrink back from leading your family toward God.


Prayer

Lord, help me to become the leader my family might need. Amen.


Action Point

If there is a vacuum of family leadership, consider stepping in to help lead.



Copyright notices

(TLB) Scripture taken from The Living Bible (TLB). Copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via www.faithlift.org 

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