A Marriage with No Regrets
- Friday, May 30, 2008
A person who likes to be at home and not always running. You shall teach them [God’s commandments] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. By the way, all of those are hard to do if you don’t eat together as a family, you don’t spend time together, you don’t put them to bed, and don’t get them up. (Deuteronomy 6:7)
A person who loves children and wants to teach them. See the verse in the previous paragraph as well as Nehemiah 8:8 - So they read distinctly from the book, in the Law of God; and they gave the sense, and helped them to understand the reading.
A person that wants a pure home. From Deuteronomy: You shall write them [God’s commandments] on the doorposts of your house and on your gates (6:9); You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you (6: 14); You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing. (7:25-26 ) Also, see Psalm 106.
A person who is honest and keeps their word. Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the Lord, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. (Psalm 15)
Next time: Dr. John Barnett discusses behaviors husbands need to avoid.
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