Friday, August 10, 2012
As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation
As the election gets into full mud-sling mode, I think it bears repeating that leadership begins at home. If we expect a safer and better world to materialize out of government leadership, but drop that ball in the realm of our own homes and lives, then a safer, better world will be a long time in coming. Tony Evans of The Urban Alternative puts it this way:
"We are struggling as a nation because we are struggling as individuals and as families. Personal responsibility has become a term from bygone days. If we want to get things right as a country, we need to focus on getting things right as individuals and in our homes. The saga of a nation is the saga of its families written large."
"Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."Joshua 24:14-15