In addition to a bit of information regarding "the birds and the bees," we receive from these two verses an introduction to the first family. Adam and Eve did as God instructed (see Genesis 2:25) and the results were Cain and Abel. While the first family's track record is, to the say the least, less than stellar, they do provide hope. If that family made it through, surely all of us have a good chance. What positive examples do we find in the family of Adam?
Loving family as a part of our dedication to never stop serving God begins with spouses supporting and loving one another with commitment. Those couples who have children should then add to their love the care, affection, and leadership for their children. Notice "add to." Children deserve love, but the love should not come at the expense of the spouses. Far too often, parents do not maintain their love for one another as they raise children. That should not be.
Loving family also includes siblings.
Cain obviously failed that one. But others have cared deeply for their siblings. They have each other's back and are just one phone call away.
Jesus tells us, "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:29)
Your closest neighbors are your family members.
Never stop loving your closest neighbors.
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