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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Marriage Inspiration 1 on 1


Read Ephesians 5:22-33, 1 Peter 3:7


 
Many of us shy away from the thought of marriage because of what the world has showed us represents a marriage. Today, I’m going to share with you what the Lord says about marriage and not the world. Remember the world is ruled by Satan. Don’t listen to the enemy but listen to what God has to say about marriage.
If you desire to be married or if you are married as a woman you are to submit to your husband as you submit to God. Submit just simply means to respect your husband. How do you respect your husband?

1.       Love him

2.       Respect him

3.       Assist him

4.       Submit to him

5.       Develop a gentle and quiet spirit

6.       Be a good mother

7.       Take care of the home
Your husband doesn’t replace the Lord. Your relationship to your husband just reflects your obedience that you have for Christ by obeying what his word says about marriage. We need more family units in our society today. There are too many broken homes with no foundation or structure. The leader in the family is the husband. How does a husband lead a wife and family?

1.       Love

2.       Gentleness

3.       Meet the spiritual and domestic needs

4.       Protect

5.       Honor

6.       Understanding

7.       Appreciation

8.       Thoughtfulness

9.       Faithfulness
Submission comes from both husband and wife. The husband is called to love his wife as Christ loves the church. Now, that is a challenge because Christ love is perfect. Husband’s ya’ll have some work to do.  Just kidding! Husbands you must follow Christ’s example in loving your wife and family. If you desire or you are married protect you marriage by doing what God’s word says. Establish marriage and then protect it.

Important Note: In 1 Peter 3:7 the word “weaker” refers to women. Don’t take this out of context. “Weaker” refers to the woman’s physical strength compared to a man. As a spouse you should never physically, emotionally or spiritually abuse your mate, period. Please don’t damage your relationship with God and hinder your prayers being heard by being disobedient to his word. Husbands, you are the leader so God holds you accountable for peace in the home.  Marriage is a beautiful thing when God is the head of the union!

~Read God’s word daily, the word addresses all things that we deal with daily!

 

2 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful thing I like how you broke down each role in reference to God's word not the world's. There are a lot of broken homes today it is sad but I believe that with God's guidance that can be fixed.

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    1. Yes, so many of us are looking at reality shows or famous people relationships which may or may not be Godly examples. His word should be our first reference. Prayer for rebuilding and restoring our families in communities and will bring about change.

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