SUNDAY February 4, 2018
Doing God’s Will in Marriage
Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you. - 1 Corinthians 7:27-28
Once again, Paul gave good advice to the Corinthian believers concerning marriage and singleness. If God had given the gift of singleness to any believer, that was good; but if they married, that was perfectly acceptable, as well. Proverbs 18:22 tells us: He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.
However, Paul also knew that a married couple would face difficulties.
Anyone who has been married for any length of time knows that marriage is hard. A marriage relationship is where two separate people’s wills work together as one will. The couple should pray together, and both partners will have to be in constant submission to the Lord. As a married couple, decisions have to be made together. It is important to ask the Lord what He wants when making decisions, because it is never about getting your way.
In a marriage relationship, whenever any problems or issues come to surface, the best thing to do is discuss them first together and then pray them through. Remember, ask the Lord for His will in the matter. It is incredible when two people can come together in agreement. Both their wills have gone out the door because they want to do God’s perfect will.
In marriage, you have to come to an agreement together. Otherwise, you will have a home that is divided. There will be no peace in the home, your children will see it, your grandchildren will see it, and God sees it.
The perfect marriage is a uniting of three persons––a man and a woman and God. That is what makes marriage holy.
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