Marriage must honour and glorify the Originator

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MARRIAGE MUST HONOUR AND GLORIFY THE ORIGINATOR   :

MARRIAGE MUST HONOUR AND GLORIFY THE ORIGINATOR   We must glorify God in our marriages. It is Him who or instituted the same and He knows all about it. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1

We were Created For God's Glory :

We were Created For God's Glory We see that God created us for His glory . We can correctly conclude that the purpose for our existence is to GLORIFY GOD. Isaiah 43:7 God said, "Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; I have formed him, yes, I have made him." Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2

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Some people will not allow themselves to be placed under the control of God or anyone else. God knows what is best for us and we should submit to His will. He understands our situations and is in control. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3

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He created us; He knows what we need. We must not merely live the way we WANT. God is glorified when we live the way we SHOULD. God teaches us through the Bible the way we SHOULD live. He wants us to do His will, knowing that we will only find true happiness by serving Him. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4

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We can please God only by discovering through His Word what HE wants us to do and what He wants us to be. To please God and have a meaningful and happy life, we must live to serve God through doing His will to accomplish the purpose for our existence Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5

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Some people serve God only out of fear. We must learn to WANT to serve God because of our love for Him. After we learn how to love, then we will WANT to do what we OUGHT to do in spite of our failures. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 6

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God created you to honor and glorify Him. He created you to love and serve Him. He created you to love and serve other people. When we love God and others we are bringing glory to Him. When we serve God and others we are glorifying Him. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 7

Hence our Marriage is for God's Glory:

Hence our Marriage is for God's Glory If you are married, then the most important person that God has placed in your life for you to love and serve is your spouse. The husband and wife must serve and love each other in order for God to be glorified by their marriage. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8

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When the marriage is not following God's rules, then the family is not honoring God. We must bring glory to God, who is the Creator of marriage. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 9

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Stronger marriages build stronger countries or nations. Stronger families build stronger churches and stronger communities. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10

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We want our country to be a stronger nation. We want our neighborhood to be a community of happier people. We want the church to have better families. We can build stronger families only by starting with husbands and wives who are striving to serve God and each other. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11

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Good Christian families serve as examples for other families. Husbands and wives who treat each other with kindness and respect are good role models for others and they glorify God through their lives. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12

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When people see how happy a Christian couple is, they are eager to learn what it is that causes this great happiness. This gives the Christian couple an opportunity to tell others about Jesus Christ. The couple can tell how God's love for them and their love for God helps them to love each other more. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 13

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A husband and wife are sexually attracted to each other. This is God's design. This permits them to enjoy each other physically. This also causes the world to continue to be populated as children are born to married people. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 14

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The husband is commanded to love his wife and the wife is commanded to love her husband. The husband and wife may sacrifice time, material things, or just their own desires in order to provide for the comfort and needs of the other spouse. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 15

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God is glorified when homes are formed by a man and woman getting married according to the laws of the country in which they live. God is glorified when this husband and wife become spiritually united through their love for and commitment to Jesus Christ. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 16

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God is glorified when children are born to families in which both the mother and father are physically and spiritually present in the home. God is glorified when the children are encouraged to serve God through the examples set by their parents. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 17

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Such Christian parents give their children hope that they, too, can live happy Christian lives dedicated to God. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 18

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1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ‘Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love’ . (NKJV) Tuesday, August 26, 2014 19

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THE HUSBAND AND WIFE MUST WORK OUT THEIR MARRIAGE TOGETHER TO GLORIFY GOD. Hence they must: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 20

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1. The husband and wife must be watchful  – they observe, they stand guard against that which would destroy the home, they persevere. They study the world and perceive trends. They both anticipate dangers and opportunities. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 21

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2. The husband and wife must stand firm in the faith  – they stand rather than being unstable; they stand rather than run. Both must stand on truth with a worldview giving them both purpose and courage. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 22

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3. The husband and wife must act in boldness and gentleness, influencing and shaping those at home . They don’t put themselves first but put the rest of the family first. They are servants and not masters. They lead from the front: “First in the attack and last in the retreat.” Tuesday, August 26, 2014 23

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4. The husband and wife are both strong  – others can count on them. They have enough strength to share and embolden others. They must protect and provide for household by using their strengths and abilities. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 24

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5. The husband and wife must do everything in love  – they’re tough on issues and tender with family members. The best leadership they can provide is love. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 25

Finally :

Finally When all is done well, glory and honour return to the originator of the marriage institution. He knows the bolts and nuts of marriage. We must allow Him to take charge and at the end we say ‘GLORY AND HONOR BELONGS TO GOD FOR ALLOWING US TO ENJOY OUR MARRIAGE’. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 26

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