Considering The Importance Of The Home

Brother Leslie DiestelKamp is one of the writers for the "Think On These Things" publication. In the quarterly edition of the publication (January-February-March, 2017, Volume 48, No. 1), brother DiestelKamp writes this sobering article, considering the importance of the home.

Brother DiestelKamp begins his above article, by referring to this song penned by John Howard Payne in 1823, and its encouraging words with respect to the home.

Brother DiestelKamp makes the following three observations:

1) Home Is The Cradle Of Civilization -- "As the home goes, so goes the nation" (see articles here, here, and here). See also herehere, and here.

2) Home Is The Bulwark Of The Church (1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Matthew 5:14; 1 Peter 2:1; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 Peter 2:5).

3) Home Is The Vestibule Of Heaven (Acts 2:46-47; Ephesians 5:23; Ephesians 6:4).

Brother DiestelKamp concludes his good article with this pertinent C.C. Miller quote:

"The lambs will follow the sheep, you know,
Where’er they wander–where’er they go.
If the sheep goes wrong, it will not be long
Till the lambs are as wrong as they.

So still with the sheep we must earnestly plead,
For the sake of the lambs to-day.
If the lambs are lost, what a terrible cost
The sheep will have to pay!" (full lyrics here)

The concluding lyrics contain this well-known ending: "Home! Home! sweet, sweet home! Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home!"

To which I can only add, Amen and Amen!

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets