The warnings issued by Isaiah, as we read about in this week’s lesson, resonate with those found in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”

The proclamation cautions that individuals who breach chastity covenants, mistreat their spouse or children, or neglect familial duties will ultimately be held accountable by God. Moreover, it warns that the breakdown of the family unit will lead to the catastrophes foretold by prophets, both ancient and modern.

Isaiah stands as a prime example of such ancient prophets. While these warnings and prophecies may seem alarming, the proclamation also offers hope through guidance.

It encourages:

“We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.”

Consider how you might fortify families—your own and others—within your sphere of influence. In doing so, we not only heed these ancient warnings but also contribute to a stronger, more resilient society.

“Research clearly shows that the institution of the family is the first form of community and government … For a civilization to succeed, the family must succeed. …—–
If we have stronger families we will have stronger schools, stronger churches, and stronger communities with less poverty and less crime. The family is the linchpin of society, both economically and socially.”

(Bennett, W. “Stronger Families, Stronger Societies,”)

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