Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Marriage was implemented by God… why do so many fail?

Let’s take a look at the basic instructions before leaving earth (BIBLE)…

1 Corinthians 7:1-5 (NLT)

1 Now regarding the questions you asked in your letter. Yes, it is good to live a celibate life. 2 But because there is so much sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her own husband.

3 The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. 4 The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife.

5 Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

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In this setting the apostle Paul is teaching the Corinthian Church about the thing that drive so many of us… “SEX” Let’s talk about sex… some engage in sexual activity without any fore thoughts other than getting the prize. Meaning, it’s all about feeling good for the moment. When we move from person to person we are moving away from God’s true design. Disobedience is a great price to pay!

Paul highlights the fact that it is good to live a celibate life… lets walk down a side road for a moment; people talk constantly about how to control teen pregnancies? May I suggest teaching the “CELIBATE “principle? The sad truth is… when we go against the will of the all knowing God… we reap what we sow. Don’t cry when you get back what you put in.

All isn’t lost!

The “Marriage” did I say Marriage? It’s one of God’s most prized gifts to mankind. Of all of His creations, He made man/woman in His own image; we are the ONLY beings created who can feel and enjoy sex as we do. But God designed sex for the MAN who finds that GOOD THING (WOMAN) to come together as ONE (marriage).

Any thing operating outside of its design will experience problems!

Many Christians use the BIBLE to validate their actions… lets take a walk… a husband or wife may say the reason I cheated is because he or she didn’t hold firm to what the BIBLE said. The BIBLE said according to 1 Corinthians 7: 5 Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

God didn’t give any married person room to CHEAT!

James 1:14 (NLT) say… Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. In other words, it was already in the person who CHEATED. They thought about it, dreamed about it, and waited to seal the deal.

I want to leave all readers with this… If you want a good marriage, get to know a good man first (GOD). Both the husband/wife need to know this man JESUS! If a husband and wife is close to JESUS they will also be close to each other. If the husband/wife moves away from JESUS, they will in turn move away from each other.

For the singles out there… hold firm to that special GOD given gift, and allow Him to present your husband (for the woman) and wife (for the man). If you have failed in this process, don’t worry! God can and will clean you up and make you like new. God work things that are impossible for man.

Start now and be blessed!

Blessings to all!
CJ

1 Comments:

At 6:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only thing I can say to this message is:

"AMEN!!!!!"

Blessings!

 

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