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2/13/2011 ~ Godís Purpose for Marriage


... "It is not good that man should be alone; ... ~ Genesis 2:18-25

~ Not to be alone

God had a purpose, companionship to meet the need.
It is natural for men and women to want and need each other.


... exchanged the natural use for what is against nature ... ~ Romans 1:24-32

NATURAL USE VERSES UNNATURAL USE OF GODíS PURPOSE
MAN ↔ WOMAN NATURAL HELPERS
WOMAN ↔ WOMAN AGAINST NATURE DESERVING OF DEATH
MAN ↔ MAN AGAINST NATURE DESERVING OF DEATH

... who practice such things are deserving of death, ~ Romans 1:24-32

... Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, ... nor adulterers, nor
homosexuals, nor sodomites, ... will inherit the kingdom of God.
~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10


Deceived or True Spiritual Growth?

... believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe
the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12


The only relationship approved by God is between a Man and Woman

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the LORD.
~ Proverbs 18:22


Godís Ideal is to have children with both a Mother and a Father.

... do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in
the training and admonition of the Lord. ~ Ephesians 6:4


Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old
he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6


PARENTS = Godís Custodians in rearing children
↘                                           
They will become one.


'... the two shall become one flesh'; so then they are no longer two,
but one flesh." ~ Mark 10:6-8

                 └─> Purpose, flesh, the family unit.

Everything we do affects our spouse.

Marriage is established to protect against sexual immorality.


... because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife,
and let each woman have her own husband. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 7:1-7


Marriage is safe and serves a higher and noble service.

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; ... ~ Hebrews 13:4

Marriage = Safety from being defiled

Fidelity is necessary for the peace of the soul.

Marriage = Protection of and for each other

... so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ...
~ 1st Corinthians 7:5


... it is better to marry than to burn with passion. ~ 1st Corinthians 7:8-9

Satan wants to pull us away from this God ordained arrangement.

Marriage = Resists the Devil

... just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her ...
~ Ephesians 5:21-33


Husband and Wife mirrors Christ and His Church.

For your Maker is your husband, The LORD of hosts ... ~ Isaiah 54:5

Godís purpose for marriage is noble results.
Love conquers all.
Walking in unity praises God.


... holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves,
being submissive to their own husbands, ... ~ 1st Peter 3:5-6


It is to serve God more, even in the face of terror.
The end result is accomplished by being closer to God.


... as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers
may not be hindered. ~ 1st Peter 3:7


Marriage meets Godís purpose.

"... I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the LORD Almighty." ~ 2nd Corinthians 6:16-18


Common sayings ...
So the family goes, so goes the country ...
... So goes the family, so goes the church.


GODíS PURPOSE IN MARRIAGE HAS
NATURAL BLESSINGS UPON MANKIND.




 

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