From Chaos to Peace: Building a Godly Home

The home is meant to be a safe haven, a place of love, acceptance, and security. I was raised in a loving godly family. As I grew older, I learned that not everyone was raised with the same care and love that I received. Unfortunately, for many people, the home is not a safe place at all. It can be a place of abuse, neglect, and dysfunction.


The Bible speaks to the importance of the home and the role it plays in our lives. Proverbs 14:1 states, "The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down." This verse highlights the importance of building a strong foundation for our homes. It also implies that a home that is not built on a solid foundation is prone to being torn down.

Ephesians 5:25-27 says "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." This passage reminds us of the importance of love and sacrifice in a healthy home. It also emphasizes the importance of purity and holiness within the home.

Despite the challenges that many face in their homes, we can still have a home that honors Christ. This requires a commitment to building a strong biblical foundation, demonstrating the love of Christ through personal sacrifice, and striving for holiness. It is also important to remember that we have a heavenly Father who has provided a place refuge and safety in himself. As Psalm 46:1 says, "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." 

A loving, God-centered home does not happen by chance; it requires intentionality and sacrifice. We must strive to give Christ the preeminence in all aspects of our lives, including within our families. I strive to accomplish this within my own home so that my family will know the peace, love, and unity that can only be found in a home centered in Christ. 

Article written by BJ Eason.


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