Often today I hear people say that their families don’t seem to be as close with each other as they were in earlier generations. I often hear statements like, ” Why don’t people take time to talk to each other like they used to ?” I also hear questions like, ” Why doesn’t God bless families like He used to in earlier times?” Being a Pastor, I hear these and many more questions just like these on a regular basis, in my interactions with the people of this small ministry that God has blessed me to be a part of.
I have often tried to answer each of these questions separately. I have searched my heart and soul for the right answers and have spent many hours in scripture as well as history of other past and current civilizations. In church tomorrow night, we will cover these questions in detail, but here I will try to cover just a small part of this important subject.
God has always blessed those that have put Him and kept Him center in their lives. When we read about families that came along before us, we often read that they talked a lot and shared their lives. Even if something like maybe work caused them to be apart for periods of time, they always made a conscious effort to get back together as often as they could. At these times they would try to put all distractions aside and spend quality time together.
When people did business with someone, they were taught to look that person in the eye and always be honest and upright in their business dealings. People say today that wireless technology is dividing us up. Someone once said that cell phones can bring us closer to family and friends that live far away but can also divide us from those who live close. This is so true but I also believe that technology can always benefit it if we use it correctly.
Way back thousands of years ago and right up until recently, families tried very hard to be close with each other even though they had just as many distractions as we do today. It seems that we as a people are letting the pleasures of this world divide us up one from another like never before in history. We seem to be making more excuses for not being close and then trying to blame God for it happening.
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