Monday, March 3, 2014

Marriage Monday~The Glue That Holds Us Together

The Glue That Holds Us Together

Malachi 2:14-16

Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.

1.) God takes our marriage vows very seriously. 

Ecclesiastes 5:4
When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

2.) We should make our serious commitments, or vows, to God in the presence of his people, in courts of the Lord's House.

Psalm 116:18-19
I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.

3.) Of all the things we could ever do for God or sacrifice for God, none pleases Him more than loving Him and loving others.

Matthew 22:37-40

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment.And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Mark 12:29-33

And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandmentsis, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

4.) A wife is to love her husband and give of herself in the same way Jesus did for her.

1 John 3:16
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

5.) When a wife is actively seeking to love her husband, she is able to overlook many sins.

1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

Happily Married- Debi Pryde

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