October 30, 2010
As joyful as marriage can be, there will never be a perfect one. There will be arguments, failures, and mistakes made by both husband and wife. Yet a great marriage is possible with divine enabling and human effort! Alistair Begg introduces us to some of the weeds that may spring up in marriage and encourages us to turn to Scripture and Christ to best honor our spouse and our Lord through the marriage relationship.
4Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
15Drink water from your own cistern,
flowing water from your own well.
16Should your springs be scattered abroad,
streams of water in the streets?
17Let them be for yourself alone,
and not for strangers with you.
18Let your fountain be blessed,
and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight;
be intoxicated4 always in her love.
20Why should you be intoxicated, my son, with a forbidden woman
and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?5
21For a man's ways are before the eyes of the Lord,
and he ponders6 all his paths.
22The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him,
and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.
23He dies for lack of discipline,
and because of his great folly he is led astray.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.