“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6) Billy Graham recognized the importance scripture placed on the home in forming the foundation of a person spiritually and emotionally.
Read 10 quotes from Billy Graham about just how significant the home truly is:
The home is basically a sacred institution… Faith in Christ is the most important of all principles in the building of a happy marriage and a successful home.
Home was a refuge for me, a place I could truly relax.
My wife Ruth once said, “If our children have the background of a godly, happy home and this unshakeable faith that the Bible is indeed the Word of God, they will have a foundation that the forces of hell cannot shake.”
The Bible teaches that our homes should be hospitable and that those who come in and out of our homes should sense the presence of Christ.
The happiest Christian homes I know are those given to hospitality, where neighbors feel at home, where young people are welcome, where the elderly people are respected, where children are loved.
Cut out some of your “important social engagements,” and make your home the center of your social life. God will honor you, and your children will grow up to call you “blessed” [Proverbs 31:28].
In many homes and among so-called educated people—it has become fashionable to joke about the Bible and to regard it more as a dust-catcher than as the living Word of God.
Many homes are on the rocks today because God has been left out of the domestic picture. With the clash of personalities in a domestic pattern, there must be an integrating force, and the living God is that Force!
If there were no heaven and no hell, I would still want to be a Christian because of what it does for our homes and our own families in this life.
With the breakdown of discipline in the home and with every source of amusement and instruction pouring poison into daily life, it is not to be wondered that the minds of people are ready to receive anything but the truth and that they are ready to believe lies and ultimately the lie.