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Jun 11

Killers in the Family – Part 1; Talking Heart2Heart

 

Words are the KILLERS in the FAMILY...

KILLERS IN THE FAMILY

 

In the beginning family was created by love. Genesis 1:26-27 “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’…So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female.” Family is a group of people who share a bloodline and an ancestry background which is a common interest. Family is supposed to be a support system and a safety net in which you can expose your most inner thoughts without being judged. Family should be your most reliable source in any situation. Family members should be your confidant, best friend, and your go to in time of need. But in today’s society this is far from the description of family because a number of killers in the family which includes but not limited to jealousy, envy, back-biting, conniving, bitterness, and hatred. Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.” Family members should always cover for each other but steer in the right direction.

Families use to stick together through the good and the bad times. If one family member had to fight, then the fight was on with the family. There was never a time when a family member had to face any situation alone because without a doubt you knew your family had your back. Well, that’s not the case today. There’s no longer a high regard for family because of killers like jealousy, back-biting, and bitterness. When you have a Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, and cousins alike participating in destroying your own family, then enemies are no longer a threat to you because the war is taking place inside of your own camp. Proverbs 11:29 “Those who bring trouble on their families will have nothing at the end. Foolish people will always be servants to the wise.”

 

WORDS KILL EVERYDAY...

WORDS KILL EVERYDAY…

Whenever a sister talks about a sister, or a cousin talks about a cousin, the family is weakened. This is the work of the killer-backbiting and conniving, and you think just because you are family this is allowed. Matthew 18:15 “If thy brother/sister trespass against thee, go and tell him/her faults between you and them alone.” This is also the work of a coward because you talk to other family members about a particular family member, when you should talk directly to the person. Proverbs 30:12 “There is a class of people who are pure in their own eyes, and you are not washed from your own (sins) filth.” This type of negativity chips at the very core of the foundation of the family. When the foundation of any structure cracks, it puts everything built upon that structure at risk. Mark 3:25 “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

It’s sad, but there are some family members that enjoy seeing other family members suffer through hard times. Many give their opinion of the situation in a sarcastic way, but never lend a helping hand. On the other hand, some lend that hand only to talk to other family members about what they have done for the struggling family member. Matthew 6:2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” Then you try to explain your actions by saying, “I was only trying to help,” but if you are honest with yourself you know this is not true. This is the type of killer that continues to destroy families today, and until this is called out for what it is; the family will suffer at the hands of these killers.

There has been a threat on the family since Adam and Eve, and the threat is even stronger today. These are the same killers that caused Adam and Eve to sin against Gods’ kingdom, but we have the power and the authority to stand firmly on the word of God. Families are stronger when there’s unity as they represent one accord and power. The backbone of family has always been unity, but it has been weakened over the years. We have allowed the enemy to weaken the family with killers like jealousy, envy, and back-biting. This is a trick of the devil. The first family was created by God, and after he created Adam, he said that it’s not good for man to be alone. Genesis 2:18 “The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” So Eve was formed from Adam’s rib. Then, in Genesis 3, the serpent was used as a weapon to deceive EVE but not ADAM because God gave him the command not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and blessing and calamity. The sin was committed when the thought was entertained of disobeying God even before they ate the fruit.

 

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