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Devotional

“Satan’s Strategy: Divide and Conquer”

In Scripture, God gave us a blueprint for how the family is to function. The father is head of the family. Together with his wife, he raises his children in a home where Jesus Christ is the focus. The Bible is the most important book in the home. It is the responsibility of the parents, and ultimately that of the father, to make sure the children grow up in an environment that will enable them to one day become com­petent, responsible parents in their own right. This ensures the continuity of the biblical family for the next generation.

It is abundantly clear that the enemy wants to interrupt this link of biblical families from generation to generation. He does this by implementing a strategy: To effectively alienate and sever a husband’s relationship with his wife. He wants to divide the parents and conquer the family.

Sadly, it is working.

Families are dying all over America. They are dying on my street and on yours.

But there’s a flip side to the story. When a husband and wife refuse to allow anything to divide them, they become an impregnable force in the war on the family. When emotional energy is not spent on fighting each other, it can then be used constructively…to build the family.

When a husband and wife are committed to each other and to the Lord Jesus Christ, they can then begin to build their family on the solid foundation of the Word of God. Or to put it another way, they will build their home by teaching their children—and daily living out—a biblical worldview. This enables them to have God’s perspective on right and wrong, which provides spiritual wisdom and discernment.

When men decide to build their family and their entire life on the Rock, the family becomes too strong for Satan to crack. Isn’t that what you want for your family? Pray Psalm 61:2:

From the ends of the earth I call to you,

I call as my heart grows faint;

lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

What signs of division (physical or emotional) can you see between you and your wife? Between you and your children? How can you begin to heal these splits?