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Love and Marriage

26 Jun

wedding-_rings_on_bibleThe culture shift towards diluting the God-ordained institution of marriage should call out Christians to all-out war. Not fighting with words of hate, but by standing by our spouses and building God-fearing families in a world that says such things are foolish and irrelevant.

We say that God’s way works and the World’s does not. (1 Jn 2:15-17) Let us prove this by showing it to them. Put aside the petty arguments with your spouse. Stop ignoring your kids. Our marriages are the symbol of Christ and His Church. (Eph 5:32) Just as Moses ruined God’s message by striking the rock instead of speaking to it, we ruin God’s message when husbands do not love their wives and children and when wives do not respect their husbands.  (Pr 30:21-23, Eph 5:22-33)

If we live as God commands, and build our families upon the Rock of Christ, then our enemies in the World will be put to shame. They will be ashamed when they have no real accusation to bring against us. (1 Pet 3:16) And some of them may yet escape the snare of the Enemy who has taken them captive to do his will. (2 Tim 2:24-26) Love the captives, rage against the captor.

Remember our mission, to take the Gospel to all the world and to make disciples in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit. (Matt 28:16-20) We are not here to win political battles, but living souls.

This is a battle which will require sacrifice. We must love our spouses when they are unlovable, for Christ loved us while we were yet sinners and died for us. We must work hard and go the extra mile to raise our children: loving them, disciplining them, cherishing them, guiding them. This will mean sacrificing personal time, career goals, and heaven-forbid...money. But the victory will reach further than just our family, though that would be enough. It may make the difference in human souls.

“Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6:12

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Posted by on June 26, 2013 in Sanctification

 

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One response to “Love and Marriage

  1. Michael Snow

    June 27, 2013 at 2:52 am

    Amen. We need to be the light of the world and as such, there is much work to do among Christians and our confusion over the world’s redefinition of ‘love’ etc. http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/love-prayer-forgiveness-back-to-basics-ebook/

     

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