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19
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Jul
17

From the Poem: Which Path Are You On

via Snippet of The Day 07.16.17 — CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

May
18

Terms of the new covenant, the law no longer exists in the form of a written code apart from Jesus. God’s law, in its spirit and intent, exists in Christ alone. He is greater than the law. The law kills, but the Spirit, which we receive by faith in Christ, gives life (2 Cor. 3:6). Fulfilling the law is through trusting him rather than obedience to an external written code.

Our spiritual connection with God is based on a personal relationship with Christ, not on obedience to an impersonal list of rules. Living faith can be to Jesus Christ only, because salvation is through him.

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Apr
30

1 Kings 21:1-22:14 – We read of human sin and divine judgment (21:1-4,15-16,20-24). There is also something else here: the mercy of God – ‘Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days…’(29). The judgment of God will come – but not yet. It is held back by […]

via 30th April: 1 Kings 21-22 – The mercy of God — Praying Through God’s Word

Apr
22

LAST DAYS COMMENT,,,,Second Timothy 3:1–4 gives us a clear picture of the state of the world before Jesus comes and most likely also describes the world in the days of Noah. That verse says, “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” It is becoming increasingly obvious that, to understand what the world was like in the days of Noah, we only need to watch the evening news.

(It will become so evil no one will need the HOLY SPIRIT. BESIDES?  he probably has already left the earth with the RAPTURE,,,MHO..}

Oct
18

THE GRACE OF GOD”

“…by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. “ -Ephesians 2:8

CONSIDER AFRESH the often asked question on the above text: “What is referred to by the last phrase, “it is the gift of God?” Does the apostle teach that grace is the gift of God, or does he say it is salvation, or perhaps that faith is the gift of God?

Look first at the word ‘grace.’ Aside from the Apostle James’ reference to a flower’s vanished glory, both ‘grace’ and ‘favor’ in the New Testament King James Version are always a translation of the same Greek word, charis (khar’ece, Strong #5485). Its first definition in Strong’s Greek Lexicon is “graciousness,…of manner or act.” And it is of interest to note that Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary puts as its first definition of grace, “unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification.” So grace is favor, “unmerited favor.”

Salvation by Grace

Grace is, therefore, God’s unmerited favor – His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. The principal manifestation of God’s grace has heen in the form of a gift. We think the apostle meant that salvation is “the gift of God,” or, as emphatically put in the Greek, “of God is it the gift.” Salvation is not our achievement, but it is a gift from God. That truth is made stronger by contrast. It is ‘not of ourselves’ and “not of works.” Salvation is indeed the most extraordinary expression of God’s grace.

Salvation is of divine origin. But it is not anything that God was bound to arrange by the necessity of His nature. It is the result of His gracious will. Had it not been for His good pleasure, salvation would never have come. “By grace are ye saved.” The Greek grammar denotes not the act of being saved, but the fact of having been saved. God’s grace rather than human merit is the source of the whole arrangement. We are saved gratuitously. Salvation is a gift; it is not earned.

Faith

But what about faith? We inquire into this because, other than the clearly stated gift of miraculously-conferred faith (1 Cor. 12:9), some suggest that it is faith which “is the gift of God.” Certainly faith is a received quality. It is among blessings which answer to Paul’s rhetorical question, “what has thou that thou didst not receive?” (1 Cor. 4:7) But the elements of character which please God, among which is faith, as well as the temporal possessions and necessities held by Jesus’ disciples, are generally attained through conscious effort. They are ‘received’ through our cooperation amidst God’s overruling Providences.

Faith, wherever present, exists in the mind, and it is generated by the holy spirit’s influence of light and peace. Faith, in common with every other Christian virtue, exists in the heart that has responded to spiritual influences. Paul wrote that “all [men] have not faith.” (2 Thes. 3:2) That does not suggest, however, that those who have faith received it as “the gift of God” as though an answer to our question. It is one’s own mind and being that believes. It is not possible for God to believe for man, and convey that belief as a gift. The apostle wrote, rather, that “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. “-Rom. 10:17

Paul understood that faith is built and constructed; it grows and enlarges. He encouraged believers to increase in faith: “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth.” (2 Thes. 1:3) ‘Soundness of faith’ comes through hearing, thinking, learning and trusting, and sometimes by victory following rebuke.-Titus 1:13

h. The gospel promises salvation, full and free. God’s loving mercy is the “good news” message to the sin-sick and weary-salvation offered freely to all, without money and without price.-Isa. 55:1-3

A living and active love for God expands with one’s enlarging appreciation of His unmerited favor in the great salvation. “We love Him, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19) And when we come to love God and our Lord Jesus, we come to love those who are of the same mind. We grow in loving sympathy for our brethren in their fight of faith. And we come to love all mankind, so loved by God as to send His only begotten Son to suffer cruel death, the price of human redemption.

Gifts from God

Jesus was sent to “save his people from their sins. ” (Mat. 1:21) He came to save from death, which is caused by sin. The saved thus have eternal life.  “And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life and this life is in his Son. He that hath [belief in] the Son hath life; and he that hath not [belief in] the Son of God hath not life.” (1 John 5:11,12) By God’s grace, salvation life is free as a gift through faith.

Christ our Lord.”  – Rom.6.23

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Feb
22

via New Covenent of God

Feb
22

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TEN COMMANDMENTS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

Churches across the world teach that God’s Ten Commandments were abolished – nailed to the cross with Jesus Christ and that they are no longer required to be kept under the New Covenant. Is this what Jesus and His Apostles taught? Did they continue to teach and observe the commandments? What does the Bible say?

In Matthew 5:17, Jesus declared, “Think NOT that I am come to destroy the Law . . .” So WHY is it that this is what people think? Jesus clearly said DO NOT EVEN THINK THIS, yet ministers and Bible “scholars” alike go ahead and GO AGAINST Jesus’ clear teaching by saying that we do not have to keep God’s Law. We are warned of these FALSE teachers by the apostle Paul in 2Cor 11:13-15, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ…

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Feb
22

Ten commandments for wives Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for husbands Intro: Definition of the home: 1.Little boy’s: “It’s where we eat!” 2.Teenage girl’s: “It’s where we go between midnight & daybreak when all else is closed.” 3.Husband: “It is where we go to fight our private battles.” 4.Wife: “It is where we slave the hardest and are appreciated the least.” 5.”Home is where the great is small and the small is great.” 6.”Home is where our stomachs get three meals a day and our hearts a thousand.” 7.”Home is a place where a world of strife is shut out and a world of love shut in.” 8.”Home is where we complain the most, but have the greatest blessings.” Commandment #1: Expect not thy husband to give thee as many luxuries as thy father hath given thee after many years of hard labor. (Phil 4:11; Amos 4:1) Commandment #2: Thou shalt work hard to build thy house with the husband that you have, not fantasizing about “the one that could have been”. (Prov 14:1) 1.Fond Footsteps. I was visiting friends who had just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary” The husband entered in his work boots, heaving clods of dirt behind him on the spotless kitchen floor. Expecting the wife to be upset, I said, “His boots certainly do bring the dirt in.” “Yes,” she said with a smile as she got up to get the broom. “But they bring him in too.” by Shirley Scott Commandment #3: Thou shalt not nag…hit him with thine frying pan, it is kindlier. (Prov 27:15; 21:19) If the husband says… Wife replies… Sarah called Abraham Lord and walked 50 feet behind him. God told Abraham to listen to the voice of his wife and obey all that she says Gen 21:12 Folding laundry is woman’s work Jesus neatly folded his laundry in the tomb John 20:7 Cooking is woman’s work Jesus cooked breakfast by the sea Jn 21:9 Making the bed is woman’s work Peter commanded Aeneas to “arise and make your bed” Acts 9:34 Acts 6 “We can not neglect the word of God to serve tables” Did you notice that the apostles appointed 7 MEN If I go to all the trouble of making a mess, the least you can do is clean it up. If you go to all the trouble of making all the money, the least I can do it spend it! Cleaning the house is not my work Jesus cleansed the temple: Jn 2:13-16 Commandment #4: Thou shalt coddle thy husband and be a warm wife. (1 Cor 7:3-5) The wife should not defaud the husband of his due. We know what the guys never grow tired of What due does a man owe his wife? •To woo and coddled •bring flowers •tell her how pretty she is •take her out on romantic dinners •tell her how much you love her •tell her how much she means to you •You know…all the things you did when you were dating! •Do women ever go tired of these things? Its a bottomless pit. Seems silly to a man •Until he forgets her birthday or VALENTINES DAY HINT. •Husband says: “I know how much you and your girl friend Marsha love this stuff •Why don’t the two of you buy each other flowers and go out on a candle lit dinner? Commandment #5: Remember that the frank approval of thy husband is more to thee than the side glances of many strangers. (Ezek 16:32; 2 Pet 2:14) Commandment #6: Thou shalt not yell at thy husband but will be a gentle and quiet spirit. (1 Pet 3:1-4) 1.I have counseled a couple where the wife natters at the husband and he leaves for another room. She follows him into that room and continues nattering. He kept going from room, floor to floor, till finally he hit her. She wasn’t hurt or bruised, but he should have just left. But did the wife share in the reason for getting hit? Commandment #7: Permit no one to assure thee that thou art having a hard time of it. (1 Pet 5:9) 1.Husbands: Low self esteem was ranked as the number one problem among women. 2.Ask your wife after church today if she feels you respect and feel she is important! Commandment #8: Thou shall not fail to dress up for thy husband with an eye to please him, as thou didst before marriage. (Sos 4:9-11) 1.I have a saying, that a women enters middle age when she cuts off her long hair very short. Commandment #9: Thou shalt submit to thy husband from thy heart and allow him to be head of the household. (Col 3:18; 1 Pet 3:6; Eph 5:33) Patterns Of Submission & Headship In The Bible Submission Headship Bible Texts All creation God Jas 4:7; Heb 12:9 Christ God 1 Cor 15:28 All Creation Christ 1 Cor 15:27-28;Heb 2:2;Eph 1:20-23;Phil 3:21;1 Pe 3:22 Church Christ Eph 5:24 Church Leaders 1 Cor 16:16; 1 Th 5:12;Heb 13:17 (minister=servant/under rower) Children Parents Eph 6:1-4; Col 3:20-21; Lk 2:41-52; 1 Ti 3:4 Young men Older men 1 Pe 5:5 Slaves Masters Eph 6:5-9; Col 3:22-24; Tit 2:9-10; 1 Pe 2:18-20 Citizens Government Rom 13:1-6; 1 Pe 2:13-15; Tit 3:1 Every Christian To Others Eph 5:21 Wives Husbands Eph 5:22-24; Col 3:18; Tit 2:5; 1 Pe 3:1-7; 1 Cor 11:3 DO IT YOURSELF! In Gen 18:6 Abraham said to Sarah, “Make ready quickly, three measures of fine meal, knead it and make cakes.” Can you imagine Sarah answering, “Do it yourself”? This attitude would have been out of character for her because “Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord.” 1 Pe 3:6 A wife’s big test of faith is if she will submit to her husband when he is unreasonable and selfish, or when she knows she is being wrongs by his attitude. Jesus never asks us to do anything He has not already done Himself! Bible subjection never implies inferiority but rather strength! Commandment #10: Thou shalt assure thy husband and others that he is the greatest man alive. (Phil 2:3; Sos 5:9-16) Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for husbands Click Your Choice

Feb
22

Ten commandments for wives Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for husbands Intro: Definition of the home: 1.Little boy’s: “It’s where we eat!” 2.Teenage girl’s: “It’s where we go between midnight & daybreak when all else is closed.” 3.Husband: “It is where we go to fight our private battles.” 4.Wife: “It is where we slave the hardest and are appreciated the least.” 5.”Home is where the great is small and the small is great.” 6.”Home is where our stomachs get three meals a day and our hearts a thousand.” 7.”Home is a place where a world of strife is shut out and a world of love shut in.” 8.”Home is where we complain the most, but have the greatest blessings.” Commandment #1: Expect not thy husband to give thee as many luxuries as thy father hath given thee after many years of hard labor. (Phil 4:11; Amos 4:1) Commandment #2: Thou shalt work hard to build thy house with the husband that you have, not fantasizing about “the one that could have been”. (Prov 14:1) 1.Fond Footsteps. I was visiting friends who had just celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary” The husband entered in his work boots, heaving clods of dirt behind him on the spotless kitchen floor. Expecting the wife to be upset, I said, “His boots certainly do bring the dirt in.” “Yes,” she said with a smile as she got up to get the broom. “But they bring him in too.” by Shirley Scott Commandment #3: Thou shalt not nag…hit him with thine frying pan, it is kindlier. (Prov 27:15; 21:19) If the husband says… Wife replies… Sarah called Abraham Lord and walked 50 feet behind him. God told Abraham to listen to the voice of his wife and obey all that she says Gen 21:12 Folding laundry is woman’s work Jesus neatly folded his laundry in the tomb John 20:7 Cooking is woman’s work Jesus cooked breakfast by the sea Jn 21:9 Making the bed is woman’s work Peter commanded Aeneas to “arise and make your bed” Acts 9:34 Acts 6 “We can not neglect the word of God to serve tables” Did you notice that the apostles appointed 7 MEN If I go to all the trouble of making a mess, the least you can do is clean it up. If you go to all the trouble of making all the money, the least I can do it spend it! Cleaning the house is not my work Jesus cleansed the temple: Jn 2:13-16 Commandment #4: Thou shalt coddle thy husband and be a warm wife. (1 Cor 7:3-5) The wife should not defaud the husband of his due. We know what the guys never grow tired of What due does a man owe his wife? •To woo and coddled •bring flowers •tell her how pretty she is •take her out on romantic dinners •tell her how much you love her •tell her how much she means to you •You know…all the things you did when you were dating! •Do women ever go tired of these things? Its a bottomless pit. Seems silly to a man •Until he forgets her birthday or VALENTINES DAY HINT. •Husband says: “I know how much you and your girl friend Marsha love this stuff •Why don’t the two of you buy each other flowers and go out on a candle lit dinner? Commandment #5: Remember that the frank approval of thy husband is more to thee than the side glances of many strangers. (Ezek 16:32; 2 Pet 2:14) Commandment #6: Thou shalt not yell at thy husband but will be a gentle and quiet spirit. (1 Pet 3:1-4) 1.I have counseled a couple where the wife natters at the husband and he leaves for another room. She follows him into that room and continues nattering. He kept going from room, floor to floor, till finally he hit her. She wasn’t hurt or bruised, but he should have just left. But did the wife share in the reason for getting hit? Commandment #7: Permit no one to assure thee that thou art having a hard time of it. (1 Pet 5:9) 1.Husbands: Low self esteem was ranked as the number one problem among women. 2.Ask your wife after church today if she feels you respect and feel she is important! Commandment #8: Thou shall not fail to dress up for thy husband with an eye to please him, as thou didst before marriage. (Sos 4:9-11) 1.I have a saying, that a women enters middle age when she cuts off her long hair very short. Commandment #9: Thou shalt submit to thy husband from thy heart and allow him to be head of the household. (Col 3:18; 1 Pet 3:6; Eph 5:33) Patterns Of Submission & Headship In The Bible Submission Headship Bible Texts All creation God Jas 4:7; Heb 12:9 Christ God 1 Cor 15:28 All Creation Christ 1 Cor 15:27-28;Heb 2:2;Eph 1:20-23;Phil 3:21;1 Pe 3:22 Church Christ Eph 5:24 Church Leaders 1 Cor 16:16; 1 Th 5:12;Heb 13:17 (minister=servant/under rower) Children Parents Eph 6:1-4; Col 3:20-21; Lk 2:41-52; 1 Ti 3:4 Young men Older men 1 Pe 5:5 Slaves Masters Eph 6:5-9; Col 3:22-24; Tit 2:9-10; 1 Pe 2:18-20 Citizens Government Rom 13:1-6; 1 Pe 2:13-15; Tit 3:1 Every Christian To Others Eph 5:21 Wives Husbands Eph 5:22-24; Col 3:18; Tit 2:5; 1 Pe 3:1-7; 1 Cor 11:3 DO IT YOURSELF! In Gen 18:6 Abraham said to Sarah, “Make ready quickly, three measures of fine meal, knead it and make cakes.” Can you imagine Sarah answering, “Do it yourself”? This attitude would have been out of character for her because “Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord.” 1 Pe 3:6 A wife’s big test of faith is if she will submit to her husband when he is unreasonable and selfish, or when she knows she is being wrongs by his attitude. Jesus never asks us to do anything He has not already done Himself! Bible subjection never implies inferiority but rather strength! Commandment #10: Thou shalt assure thy husband and others that he is the greatest man alive. (Phil 2:3; Sos 5:9-16) Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for husbands Click Your Choice

Feb
22

TEN COMANDMENTS FOR HUSBANDS,,,

Ten commandments for husbands

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Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for wifes

INTRO:

  1. The Bible is God’s “instruction manual” for happy human living. There is no other book on earth that will bring about inner peace and eternal life. One thing that most men have in common is that they are married.
  2. Unfortunately, because we live in an “amoral” (morally neutral) society, most who enter into marriage have little training. Isn’t it bizarre that a doctor trains for 7 years, a teacher 4 but there is virtually no training for becoming a husband. You can’t take a course in university that certifies you as a husband…the closest you can come is a “bachelors” degree.
  3. Here are 10 principles for husbands that are found within the Bible.

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COMMANDMENT #1:

Thou shalt not take thy wife for granted, but will honour and respect her as thy equal. (1 Pet 3:7)

  1. Husband, are you treating your wife as an equal and granting her your highest honor? If not God says he will not answer your prayers!
  2. Selfishness is a marriage killer. For many men they think they are better than their wife simply because they are men. These men have made a serious judgment error. Husbands, tell your wife how important and valuable she is to you. Watch for the loving smile on her face when you do! The Proverbs writer said, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.” Prov 31:10-11 Notice how the wise husband trusts his wife’s judgments and realizes how fortunate he is to have her.

Dysfunctional Headship

Proper Headship

The world’s way

God’s way

Gives orders without asking or permitting questions, thinks wife not as smart Asks questions, seeks to truly hear, suggests alternatives, desires imput-learns from others
Makes demands, dishes out directives, lays down the law, cracks the whip-but doesn’t delegate Deligates authority & responsability; Respects freedom & dignity of others, keeps reigns loose
Insecure in personal identity and authority and is therefore defensive if challenged Secure in self-identity, understands his authority, views challenging as positive
Requires compliance regardless of consent or agreement Values willing cooperation, works for open agreement and understanding
Pushes and manipulates, one man rules in a ridged over-under position Leads, attracts, persuades personal relationships in side-by-side identification
Says, “You do, you must do”, or “Yours is not to wonder why, yours is but to do or die”! Says, “Come, let’s do, we might have done, can we try”
Depends on external authority to motivate others Depends on internal integrity to motivate others
Generates friction, resistance, resentment, separates and isolates people Generates acceptance, co-operation, reconciliation, unites and helps persons relate to each other
Leads by command and threat Leads by example, understanding and kindness
Asks others to do things he would not Asks others to do only those things he has already done (like Jesus)

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COMMANDMENT #2:

Thy highest allegiance, except God, shall be to thy wife, not thy relatives or friends. (Gen 2:24)

  1. How often does the husband honor his blood family over his own wife?
  2. Such is a recipe for disaster!
  3. In-law problems are often the result of a husband who allows his mother and father to interfere in his relationship with his wife.

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COMMANDMENT #3:

Thou shalt frequently tell thy wife how important & valuable she is to thee. (Phil 2:3; Prov 31:10-11)

  1. Selfishness is a marriage killer. For many men they think they are better than their wife simply because they are men. These men have made a serious judgment error. Husbands, tell your wife how important and valuable she is to you. Watch for the loving smile on her face when you do! The Proverbs writer said, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.” Prov 31:10-11 Notice how the wise husband trusts his wife’s judgments and realizes how fortunate he is to have her.
  2. God gave women the authority to make important decisions too:
    • They are workers in and managers of the home:
    • 1 Ti 5:14: (Greek: oijkodespotevw “to rule/manage the house”)
    • Tit 2:5 (Greek: oikodespotes literally, “house ruler”)
    • A wife’s judgment can be better than her husbands: Nabal & Abigail: 1 Sam 25:3,17,25,32
  1. Sleepless in Seattle (movie) Radio commentator asks man who was missing his dead wife, “Tell me about your wife”. “How many hours do you have?” Immediately 3000 single women jammed the radio station switchboard trying to get his number for a date! Why Because he was sincerely praising his wife! Why did they want to date a complete stranger? Because the one thing they knew was that this man possessed the rare quality of praising his female companion. If he did it for his former wife…he would do it for them!
  2. Judith Viorst: “Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone’s saying “I love you.,’ When someone’s saying “I love you,” he always ought to give a lot of details: Why does he love you? How much does he love you? When and where did he first begin to love you? Favourable comparisons with all other women he ever loved are also welcome. And even though he insists it would take forever to count the ways in which he loves you, let him start counting.” ­ Redbook

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COMMANDMENT #4:

Thou shalt hold thy wife’s love by the same means that thou won it. (SOS 5:10-16)

  1. Men persue their future bride with doting ceaseless attention. Once married the husband views marriage as a goal accomplished an on to other of life’s challenges. He then gives his ceaseless doting attention to the job, the boys or anything but his wife. She on the other hand viewed marriage not as a goal met, but as the beginning of a relationship. She viewed his doting attention as a down payment of attentions to come. He viewed it as a means to merely get her to say “I DO”.
  2. This guy really WON the love of his future wife. He looked good because he groomed his appearance for her. He smelled good, because he regularly bathed and gargled. And he spoke words of “sweetness” to his love. But give many husbands a few years of marriage and they let their appearance and hygiene slip. But worst of all the sweetness towards their wife is gone. The wife proclaims to her friends, “Did he ever change after we said ‘I do’!” Guys, if you want the nights to be hot, you best start warming up your wife in the day with words of kindness.
  3. Buy your wife flowers on a regular basis.

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COMMANDMENT #5:

Thou shalt actively establish family discipline with thy wife’s help. (2 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

  1. Few would argue that the wife is the primary parent involved in the daily task of interacting with the children. But God has placed the father as the head of the household and that means that you must work hard along side of your wife in establishing family discipline. Many fathers leave the majority of the work of raising the kids up to the wife. In child custody cases, the mother almost always get control of the kids, not because she is a better parent, but because she is the one who has been most involved with them. God commands fathers in Ephesians 6:4 “And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” You must be directly involved with your children. And then be careful not to “provoke” them to anger, because you have not really taken the time to understand exactly what happened and why. Some fathers alienate their children because they hastily dish out too harsh a punishment because they want to get back to their TV show or reading the paper. To these husbands, children are an interruption imposed upon him by the wife. Sad indeed.
  2. Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. Prov 22:6
  3. POEM: “PLEASE, DADDY, WON’T YOU GO?”
    • A little girl’s bright shining eyes with face aglow,
    • Says: “Daddy, It’s time for church-Let’s Go!
    • They teach us there of Jesus’ love, of how he died for all,
    • Upon the cruel cross to save those who on Him will call.”
    • “Oh, no,” said Daddy, “Not today. I’ve worked hard all week,
    • And I must have one day of rest; and I’m going to the creek.
    • For there I can relax and rest; and fishing is fine they say.
    • So run along; don’t bother me, we’ll go to church some day.”
    • Well months and years have passed away,
    • but Daddy hears that plea no more;
    • “Let’s go to Bible school.” Those childhood days are over.
    • And Daddy’s grown old, life’s almost through,
    • He finds time to go to church, but what does daughter do?
    • She says: “Oh Daddy, not today-I stayed up half the night;
    • I know you know that church can wait…you understand my plight!
    • Then Daddy lifts a trembling hand to brush away the tears,
    • As again he hears the pleading voice, distinctly through the years.
    • He sees a small girl’s shining face upturned, with eyes aglow,
    • As she says, “It’s time for Bible school; please,
    • Daddy, won’t you go?”
    • (Author Unknown)

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COMMANDMENT #6:

Thou shalt remember to do all the little things for thy wife when you say you will. (Mt 5:37)

  1. Jesus instructs all Christians, “let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ and anything beyond these is of evil.” Mt 5:37. Husbands, when you say you will do something for your wife, have the consideration to do it! Why should she justifiably nag you?
  2. Your wife shouldn’t have to get you to sign some binding oath to get you to make the bed, take out the garbage or take her out to dinner as you agreed. By doing what you say you will, you earn her trust in other areas.
  3. Ever wonder why your wife reacts is a funny way?

Wife’s Reaction

Husband’s Action

When the wife feels insecure. The husband is not being a spiritual leader.
When the wife takes matters into her own hands and assumes the leadership role. The husband has allowed problems to continue and even get worse.
When the children rebel, the wife blames her husband. The husband has not supported his wife in disciplining the children.
When the wife becomes resentful of financial pressures. The husband has been spending extra money on things he enjoys.
When the wife feels inferior and jealous. The husband praises or admires other women.
When the wife feels unable to totally give herself (body, soul and spirit) to her husband. The husband only verbalizes his love when he wants a physical relationship.
When the wife feels frustration from not knowing how to please her husband. The husband doesn’t praise her for specific things.
When the wife turns to others who will listen to her true feelings. The husband doesn’t make the time to listen to his wife.
When the wife feels unprotected. The husband has not been alert to the dangers which his wife faces.
When the wife feels inadequate in trying to meet her husband’s physical needs. The husband has been lusting after other women.
When a wife mentally gives up and loses all hope The husband is prideful, never in the wrong, loses his temper to stay in control and never asks for forgiveness.

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COMMANDMENT #7:

Keep thine eyes on thy own wife, not thy neighbors. (Prov 5:15-20; Job 31:1; Jer 5:8)

  1. The Proverbs writer says it this way, “Drink water from your own cistern, And fresh water from your own well… Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.” Prov 5:15-20
  2. The ultimate sacrifice that a woman makes in child bearing is her figure. And the media is filled with 17 year old models who are not yet graduated high school and never done a hard days work in their life!
  3. Job was wise when he said, “I Have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?”
  4. Job 31:1 But we find that for many, the words of Jeremiah apply, “They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.” Jer 5:8

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COMMANDMENT #8:

Thou shalt make every effort to see things from thy wife’s point of view. (Gen 21:12)

  1. Abraham is a man whose wife actually called him “lord”. Sarah had an insight on a personal family matter and Abraham felt that she was wrong. “But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her” Gen 21:12. Did you catch that? God told Abraham to obey his wife! He had not taken the time to see things from her point of view. Husbands and wives often live and think in different worlds. A wise husband will “listen” to his wife before God steps in and forces him to. Foolish husbands are arrogant “power-trippers” who know it all, refuse to listen to their wife and fall flat on their face.
  2. “Live with her in an understanding way since she is a woman” 1 Pe 3:7

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COMMANDMENT #9:

Thou shalt not fail to kiss thy wife every morning. (SOS 8:1)

  1. Do you know why the “kiss and ride” commuter drop off area’s are so popular? Just ask the wives who drop off their husbands for work. A recent TV program documented that the wives loved it. Here they had a “legitimate” reason to expect a kiss from their husband. Husband, when you leave the house for work, give her a kiss. When you come home, tell her you love her and give her another kiss.
  2. Here, in the Song of Solomon, a future wife speaks of her love and desire for a kiss. “If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you; No one would despise me, either.” Sos 8:1

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COMMANDMENT #10:

Thou shalt not be stingy with thy wife when it comes to money. (Esther 5:3)

  1. King Ahasuerus was married to Queen Esther. Look how generous he was with his wife! He said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it will be given to you.” Esther 5:3
  2. Now in modern marriage law, many might wonder why this man is being praised for giving his wife the half that already belonged to her. However, back then this was an incredible offer of generosity! How many wives have to grovel and beg for a few dollars while he lavishly spends on himself.

Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for wifes

Ten commandments for husbands

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Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for wifes

INTRO:

  1. The Bible is God’s “instruction manual” for happy human living. There is no other book on earth that will bring about inner peace and eternal life. One thing that most men have in common is that they are married.
  2. Unfortunately, because we live in an “amoral” (morally neutral) society, most who enter into marriage have little training. Isn’t it bizarre that a doctor trains for 7 years, a teacher 4 but there is virtually no training for becoming a husband. You can’t take a course in university that certifies you as a husband…the closest you can come is a “bachelors” degree.
  3. Here are 10 principles for husbands that are found within the Bible.

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COMMANDMENT #1:

Thou shalt not take thy wife for granted, but will honour and respect her as thy equal. (1 Pet 3:7)

  1. Husband, are you treating your wife as an equal and granting her your highest honor? If not God says he will not answer your prayers!
  2. Selfishness is a marriage killer. For many men they think they are better than their wife simply because they are men. These men have made a serious judgment error. Husbands, tell your wife how important and valuable she is to you. Watch for the loving smile on her face when you do! The Proverbs writer said, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.” Prov 31:10-11 Notice how the wise husband trusts his wife’s judgments and realizes how fortunate he is to have her.

Dysfunctional Headship

Proper Headship

The world’s way

God’s way

Gives orders without asking or permitting questions, thinks wife not as smart Asks questions, seeks to truly hear, suggests alternatives, desires imput-learns from others
Makes demands, dishes out directives, lays down the law, cracks the whip-but doesn’t delegate Deligates authority & responsability; Respects freedom & dignity of others, keeps reigns loose
Insecure in personal identity and authority and is therefore defensive if challenged Secure in self-identity, understands his authority, views challenging as positive
Requires compliance regardless of consent or agreement Values willing cooperation, works for open agreement and understanding
Pushes and manipulates, one man rules in a ridged over-under position Leads, attracts, persuades personal relationships in side-by-side identification
Says, “You do, you must do”, or “Yours is not to wonder why, yours is but to do or die”! Says, “Come, let’s do, we might have done, can we try”
Depends on external authority to motivate others Depends on internal integrity to motivate others
Generates friction, resistance, resentment, separates and isolates people Generates acceptance, co-operation, reconciliation, unites and helps persons relate to each other
Leads by command and threat Leads by example, understanding and kindness
Asks others to do things he would not Asks others to do only those things he has already done (like Jesus)

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COMMANDMENT #2:

Thy highest allegiance, except God, shall be to thy wife, not thy relatives or friends. (Gen 2:24)

  1. How often does the husband honor his blood family over his own wife?
  2. Such is a recipe for disaster!
  3. In-law problems are often the result of a husband who allows his mother and father to interfere in his relationship with his wife.

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COMMANDMENT #3:

Thou shalt frequently tell thy wife how important & valuable she is to thee. (Phil 2:3; Prov 31:10-11)

  1. Selfishness is a marriage killer. For many men they think they are better than their wife simply because they are men. These men have made a serious judgment error. Husbands, tell your wife how important and valuable she is to you. Watch for the loving smile on her face when you do! The Proverbs writer said, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.” Prov 31:10-11 Notice how the wise husband trusts his wife’s judgments and realizes how fortunate he is to have her.
  2. God gave women the authority to make important decisions too:
    • They are workers in and managers of the home:
    • 1 Ti 5:14: (Greek: oijkodespotevw “to rule/manage the house”)
    • Tit 2:5 (Greek: oikodespotes literally, “house ruler”)
    • A wife’s judgment can be better than her husbands: Nabal & Abigail: 1 Sam 25:3,17,25,32
  1. Sleepless in Seattle (movie) Radio commentator asks man who was missing his dead wife, “Tell me about your wife”. “How many hours do you have?” Immediately 3000 single women jammed the radio station switchboard trying to get his number for a date! Why Because he was sincerely praising his wife! Why did they want to date a complete stranger? Because the one thing they knew was that this man possessed the rare quality of praising his female companion. If he did it for his former wife…he would do it for them!
  2. Judith Viorst: “Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone’s saying “I love you.,’ When someone’s saying “I love you,” he always ought to give a lot of details: Why does he love you? How much does he love you? When and where did he first begin to love you? Favourable comparisons with all other women he ever loved are also welcome. And even though he insists it would take forever to count the ways in which he loves you, let him start counting.” ­ Redbook

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COMMANDMENT #4:

Thou shalt hold thy wife’s love by the same means that thou won it. (SOS 5:10-16)

  1. Men persue their future bride with doting ceaseless attention. Once married the husband views marriage as a goal accomplished an on to other of life’s challenges. He then gives his ceaseless doting attention to the job, the boys or anything but his wife. She on the other hand viewed marriage not as a goal met, but as the beginning of a relationship. She viewed his doting attention as a down payment of attentions to come. He viewed it as a means to merely get her to say “I DO”.
  2. This guy really WON the love of his future wife. He looked good because he groomed his appearance for her. He smelled good, because he regularly bathed and gargled. And he spoke words of “sweetness” to his love. But give many husbands a few years of marriage and they let their appearance and hygiene slip. But worst of all the sweetness towards their wife is gone. The wife proclaims to her friends, “Did he ever change after we said ‘I do’!” Guys, if you want the nights to be hot, you best start warming up your wife in the day with words of kindness.
  3. Buy your wife flowers on a regular basis.

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COMMANDMENT #5:

Thou shalt actively establish family discipline with thy wife’s help. (2 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

  1. Few would argue that the wife is the primary parent involved in the daily task of interacting with the children. But God has placed the father as the head of the household and that means that you must work hard along side of your wife in establishing family discipline. Many fathers leave the majority of the work of raising the kids up to the wife. In child custody cases, the mother almost always get control of the kids, not because she is a better parent, but because she is the one who has been most involved with them. God commands fathers in Ephesians 6:4 “And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” You must be directly involved with your children. And then be careful not to “provoke” them to anger, because you have not really taken the time to understand exactly what happened and why. Some fathers alienate their children because they hastily dish out too harsh a punishment because they want to get back to their TV show or reading the paper. To these husbands, children are an interruption imposed upon him by the wife. Sad indeed.
  2. Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. Prov 22:6
  3. POEM: “PLEASE, DADDY, WON’T YOU GO?”
    • A little girl’s bright shining eyes with face aglow,
    • Says: “Daddy, It’s time for church-Let’s Go!
    • They teach us there of Jesus’ love, of how he died for all,
    • Upon the cruel cross to save those who on Him will call.”
    • “Oh, no,” said Daddy, “Not today. I’ve worked hard all week,
    • And I must have one day of rest; and I’m going to the creek.
    • For there I can relax and rest; and fishing is fine they say.
    • So run along; don’t bother me, we’ll go to church some day.”
    • Well months and years have passed away,
    • but Daddy hears that plea no more;
    • “Let’s go to Bible school.” Those childhood days are over.
    • And Daddy’s grown old, life’s almost through,
    • He finds time to go to church, but what does daughter do?
    • She says: “Oh Daddy, not today-I stayed up half the night;
    • I know you know that church can wait…you understand my plight!
    • Then Daddy lifts a trembling hand to brush away the tears,
    • As again he hears the pleading voice, distinctly through the years.
    • He sees a small girl’s shining face upturned, with eyes aglow,
    • As she says, “It’s time for Bible school; please,
    • Daddy, won’t you go?”
    • (Author Unknown)

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COMMANDMENT #6:

Thou shalt remember to do all the little things for thy wife when you say you will. (Mt 5:37)

  1. Jesus instructs all Christians, “let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ and anything beyond these is of evil.” Mt 5:37. Husbands, when you say you will do something for your wife, have the consideration to do it! Why should she justifiably nag you?
  2. Your wife shouldn’t have to get you to sign some binding oath to get you to make the bed, take out the garbage or take her out to dinner as you agreed. By doing what you say you will, you earn her trust in other areas.
  3. Ever wonder why your wife reacts is a funny way?

Wife’s Reaction

Husband’s Action

When the wife feels insecure. The husband is not being a spiritual leader.
When the wife takes matters into her own hands and assumes the leadership role. The husband has allowed problems to continue and even get worse.
When the children rebel, the wife blames her husband. The husband has not supported his wife in disciplining the children.
When the wife becomes resentful of financial pressures. The husband has been spending extra money on things he enjoys.
When the wife feels inferior and jealous. The husband praises or admires other women.
When the wife feels unable to totally give herself (body, soul and spirit) to her husband. The husband only verbalizes his love when he wants a physical relationship.
When the wife feels frustration from not knowing how to please her husband. The husband doesn’t praise her for specific things.
When the wife turns to others who will listen to her true feelings. The husband doesn’t make the time to listen to his wife.
When the wife feels unprotected. The husband has not been alert to the dangers which his wife faces.
When the wife feels inadequate in trying to meet her husband’s physical needs. The husband has been lusting after other women.
When a wife mentally gives up and loses all hope The husband is prideful, never in the wrong, loses his temper to stay in control and never asks for forgiveness.

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #7:

Keep thine eyes on thy own wife, not thy neighbors. (Prov 5:15-20; Job 31:1; Jer 5:8)

  1. The Proverbs writer says it this way, “Drink water from your own cistern, And fresh water from your own well… Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.” Prov 5:15-20
  2. The ultimate sacrifice that a woman makes in child bearing is her figure. And the media is filled with 17 year old models who are not yet graduated high school and never done a hard days work in their life!
  3. Job was wise when he said, “I Have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?”
  4. Job 31:1 But we find that for many, the words of Jeremiah apply, “They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.” Jer 5:8

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #8:

Thou shalt make every effort to see things from thy wife’s point of view. (Gen 21:12)

  1. Abraham is a man whose wife actually called him “lord”. Sarah had an insight on a personal family matter and Abraham felt that she was wrong. “But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her” Gen 21:12. Did you catch that? God told Abraham to obey his wife! He had not taken the time to see things from her point of view. Husbands and wives often live and think in different worlds. A wise husband will “listen” to his wife before God steps in and forces him to. Foolish husbands are arrogant “power-trippers” who know it all, refuse to listen to their wife and fall flat on their face.
  2. “Live with her in an understanding way since she is a woman” 1 Pe 3:7

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #9:

Thou shalt not fail to kiss thy wife every morning. (SOS 8:1)

  1. Do you know why the “kiss and ride” commuter drop off area’s are so popular? Just ask the wives who drop off their husbands for work. A recent TV program documented that the wives loved it. Here they had a “legitimate” reason to expect a kiss from their husband. Husband, when you leave the house for work, give her a kiss. When you come home, tell her you love her and give her another kiss.
  2. Here, in the Song of Solomon, a future wife speaks of her love and desire for a kiss. “If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you; No one would despise me, either.” Sos 8:1

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #10:

Thou shalt not be stingy with thy wife when it comes to money. (Esther 5:3)

  1. King Ahasuerus was married to Queen Esther. Look how generous he was with his wife! He said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it will be given to you.” Esther 5:3
  2. Now in modern marriage law, many might wonder why this man is being praised for giving his wife the half that already belonged to her. However, back then this was an incredible offer of generosity! How many wives have to grovel and beg for a few dollars while he lavishly spends on himself.

Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for wifes

Ten commandments for husbands

Click to View

Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for wifes

INTRO:

  1. The Bible is God’s “instruction manual” for happy human living. There is no other book on earth that will bring about inner peace and eternal life. One thing that most men have in common is that they are married.
  2. Unfortunately, because we live in an “amoral” (morally neutral) society, most who enter into marriage have little training. Isn’t it bizarre that a doctor trains for 7 years, a teacher 4 but there is virtually no training for becoming a husband. You can’t take a course in university that certifies you as a husband…the closest you can come is a “bachelors” degree.
  3. Here are 10 principles for husbands that are found within the Bible.

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #1:

Thou shalt not take thy wife for granted, but will honour and respect her as thy equal. (1 Pet 3:7)

  1. Husband, are you treating your wife as an equal and granting her your highest honor? If not God says he will not answer your prayers!
  2. Selfishness is a marriage killer. For many men they think they are better than their wife simply because they are men. These men have made a serious judgment error. Husbands, tell your wife how important and valuable she is to you. Watch for the loving smile on her face when you do! The Proverbs writer said, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.” Prov 31:10-11 Notice how the wise husband trusts his wife’s judgments and realizes how fortunate he is to have her.

Dysfunctional Headship

Proper Headship

The world’s way

God’s way

Gives orders without asking or permitting questions, thinks wife not as smart Asks questions, seeks to truly hear, suggests alternatives, desires imput-learns from others
Makes demands, dishes out directives, lays down the law, cracks the whip-but doesn’t delegate Deligates authority & responsability; Respects freedom & dignity of others, keeps reigns loose
Insecure in personal identity and authority and is therefore defensive if challenged Secure in self-identity, understands his authority, views challenging as positive
Requires compliance regardless of consent or agreement Values willing cooperation, works for open agreement and understanding
Pushes and manipulates, one man rules in a ridged over-under position Leads, attracts, persuades personal relationships in side-by-side identification
Says, “You do, you must do”, or “Yours is not to wonder why, yours is but to do or die”! Says, “Come, let’s do, we might have done, can we try”
Depends on external authority to motivate others Depends on internal integrity to motivate others
Generates friction, resistance, resentment, separates and isolates people Generates acceptance, co-operation, reconciliation, unites and helps persons relate to each other
Leads by command and threat Leads by example, understanding and kindness
Asks others to do things he would not Asks others to do only those things he has already done (like Jesus)

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #2:

Thy highest allegiance, except God, shall be to thy wife, not thy relatives or friends. (Gen 2:24)

  1. How often does the husband honor his blood family over his own wife?
  2. Such is a recipe for disaster!
  3. In-law problems are often the result of a husband who allows his mother and father to interfere in his relationship with his wife.

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #3:

Thou shalt frequently tell thy wife how important & valuable she is to thee. (Phil 2:3; Prov 31:10-11)

  1. Selfishness is a marriage killer. For many men they think they are better than their wife simply because they are men. These men have made a serious judgment error. Husbands, tell your wife how important and valuable she is to you. Watch for the loving smile on her face when you do! The Proverbs writer said, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, And he will have no lack of gain.” Prov 31:10-11 Notice how the wise husband trusts his wife’s judgments and realizes how fortunate he is to have her.
  2. God gave women the authority to make important decisions too:
    • They are workers in and managers of the home:
    • 1 Ti 5:14: (Greek: oijkodespotevw “to rule/manage the house”)
    • Tit 2:5 (Greek: oikodespotes literally, “house ruler”)
    • A wife’s judgment can be better than her husbands: Nabal & Abigail: 1 Sam 25:3,17,25,32
  1. Sleepless in Seattle (movie) Radio commentator asks man who was missing his dead wife, “Tell me about your wife”. “How many hours do you have?” Immediately 3000 single women jammed the radio station switchboard trying to get his number for a date! Why Because he was sincerely praising his wife! Why did they want to date a complete stranger? Because the one thing they knew was that this man possessed the rare quality of praising his female companion. If he did it for his former wife…he would do it for them!
  2. Judith Viorst: “Brevity may be the soul of wit, but not when someone’s saying “I love you.,’ When someone’s saying “I love you,” he always ought to give a lot of details: Why does he love you? How much does he love you? When and where did he first begin to love you? Favourable comparisons with all other women he ever loved are also welcome. And even though he insists it would take forever to count the ways in which he loves you, let him start counting.” ­ Redbook

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #4:

Thou shalt hold thy wife’s love by the same means that thou won it. (SOS 5:10-16)

  1. Men persue their future bride with doting ceaseless attention. Once married the husband views marriage as a goal accomplished an on to other of life’s challenges. He then gives his ceaseless doting attention to the job, the boys or anything but his wife. She on the other hand viewed marriage not as a goal met, but as the beginning of a relationship. She viewed his doting attention as a down payment of attentions to come. He viewed it as a means to merely get her to say “I DO”.
  2. This guy really WON the love of his future wife. He looked good because he groomed his appearance for her. He smelled good, because he regularly bathed and gargled. And he spoke words of “sweetness” to his love. But give many husbands a few years of marriage and they let their appearance and hygiene slip. But worst of all the sweetness towards their wife is gone. The wife proclaims to her friends, “Did he ever change after we said ‘I do’!” Guys, if you want the nights to be hot, you best start warming up your wife in the day with words of kindness.
  3. Buy your wife flowers on a regular basis.

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #5:

Thou shalt actively establish family discipline with thy wife’s help. (2 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

  1. Few would argue that the wife is the primary parent involved in the daily task of interacting with the children. But God has placed the father as the head of the household and that means that you must work hard along side of your wife in establishing family discipline. Many fathers leave the majority of the work of raising the kids up to the wife. In child custody cases, the mother almost always get control of the kids, not because she is a better parent, but because she is the one who has been most involved with them. God commands fathers in Ephesians 6:4 “And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” You must be directly involved with your children. And then be careful not to “provoke” them to anger, because you have not really taken the time to understand exactly what happened and why. Some fathers alienate their children because they hastily dish out too harsh a punishment because they want to get back to their TV show or reading the paper. To these husbands, children are an interruption imposed upon him by the wife. Sad indeed.
  2. Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. Prov 22:6
  3. POEM: “PLEASE, DADDY, WON’T YOU GO?”
    • A little girl’s bright shining eyes with face aglow,
    • Says: “Daddy, It’s time for church-Let’s Go!
    • They teach us there of Jesus’ love, of how he died for all,
    • Upon the cruel cross to save those who on Him will call.”
    • “Oh, no,” said Daddy, “Not today. I’ve worked hard all week,
    • And I must have one day of rest; and I’m going to the creek.
    • For there I can relax and rest; and fishing is fine they say.
    • So run along; don’t bother me, we’ll go to church some day.”
    • Well months and years have passed away,
    • but Daddy hears that plea no more;
    • “Let’s go to Bible school.” Those childhood days are over.
    • And Daddy’s grown old, life’s almost through,
    • He finds time to go to church, but what does daughter do?
    • She says: “Oh Daddy, not today-I stayed up half the night;
    • I know you know that church can wait…you understand my plight!
    • Then Daddy lifts a trembling hand to brush away the tears,
    • As again he hears the pleading voice, distinctly through the years.
    • He sees a small girl’s shining face upturned, with eyes aglow,
    • As she says, “It’s time for Bible school; please,
    • Daddy, won’t you go?”
    • (Author Unknown)

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #6:

Thou shalt remember to do all the little things for thy wife when you say you will. (Mt 5:37)

  1. Jesus instructs all Christians, “let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’ and anything beyond these is of evil.” Mt 5:37. Husbands, when you say you will do something for your wife, have the consideration to do it! Why should she justifiably nag you?
  2. Your wife shouldn’t have to get you to sign some binding oath to get you to make the bed, take out the garbage or take her out to dinner as you agreed. By doing what you say you will, you earn her trust in other areas.
  3. Ever wonder why your wife reacts is a funny way?

Wife’s Reaction

Husband’s Action

When the wife feels insecure. The husband is not being a spiritual leader.
When the wife takes matters into her own hands and assumes the leadership role. The husband has allowed problems to continue and even get worse.
When the children rebel, the wife blames her husband. The husband has not supported his wife in disciplining the children.
When the wife becomes resentful of financial pressures. The husband has been spending extra money on things he enjoys.
When the wife feels inferior and jealous. The husband praises or admires other women.
When the wife feels unable to totally give herself (body, soul and spirit) to her husband. The husband only verbalizes his love when he wants a physical relationship.
When the wife feels frustration from not knowing how to please her husband. The husband doesn’t praise her for specific things.
When the wife turns to others who will listen to her true feelings. The husband doesn’t make the time to listen to his wife.
When the wife feels unprotected. The husband has not been alert to the dangers which his wife faces.
When the wife feels inadequate in trying to meet her husband’s physical needs. The husband has been lusting after other women.
When a wife mentally gives up and loses all hope The husband is prideful, never in the wrong, loses his temper to stay in control and never asks for forgiveness.

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #7:

Keep thine eyes on thy own wife, not thy neighbors. (Prov 5:15-20; Job 31:1; Jer 5:8)

  1. The Proverbs writer says it this way, “Drink water from your own cistern, And fresh water from your own well… Let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.” Prov 5:15-20
  2. The ultimate sacrifice that a woman makes in child bearing is her figure. And the media is filled with 17 year old models who are not yet graduated high school and never done a hard days work in their life!
  3. Job was wise when he said, “I Have made a covenant with my eyes; How then could I gaze at a virgin?”
  4. Job 31:1 But we find that for many, the words of Jeremiah apply, “They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.” Jer 5:8

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #8:

Thou shalt make every effort to see things from thy wife’s point of view. (Gen 21:12)

  1. Abraham is a man whose wife actually called him “lord”. Sarah had an insight on a personal family matter and Abraham felt that she was wrong. “But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her” Gen 21:12. Did you catch that? God told Abraham to obey his wife! He had not taken the time to see things from her point of view. Husbands and wives often live and think in different worlds. A wise husband will “listen” to his wife before God steps in and forces him to. Foolish husbands are arrogant “power-trippers” who know it all, refuse to listen to their wife and fall flat on their face.
  2. “Live with her in an understanding way since she is a woman” 1 Pe 3:7

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #9:

Thou shalt not fail to kiss thy wife every morning. (SOS 8:1)

  1. Do you know why the “kiss and ride” commuter drop off area’s are so popular? Just ask the wives who drop off their husbands for work. A recent TV program documented that the wives loved it. Here they had a “legitimate” reason to expect a kiss from their husband. Husband, when you leave the house for work, give her a kiss. When you come home, tell her you love her and give her another kiss.
  2. Here, in the Song of Solomon, a future wife speaks of her love and desire for a kiss. “If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you; No one would despise me, either.” Sos 8:1

Click to View

COMMANDMENT #10:

Thou shalt not be stingy with thy wife when it comes to money. (Esther 5:3)

  1. King Ahasuerus was married to Queen Esther. Look how generous he was with his wife! He said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom it will be given to you.” Esther 5:3
  2. Now in modern marriage law, many might wonder why this man is being praised for giving his wife the half that already belonged to her. However, back then this was an incredible offer of generosity! How many wives have to grovel and beg for a few dollars while he lavishly spends on himself.

Go to long version outline of 10 commandments for wifes

Feb
21
Feb
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To read the introductory post on this topic, click here. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, […]

via The Beast: His Mark and Image 2/2 — A Mom Looking Up

Feb
21

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Your message may be wonderful and much needed by the hearer, but the look on your face can turn people off before you open your mouth. Ever notice how many people have bad memories of growing up in church? They recall stern, severe, […]

via How Is Your Facial Expression Today? — When I’ m With You… Whitney Ibe Blog!

Feb
21

Numbers 19:1-22 – The sacrifice was to be ‘without defect’. There was to be ‘no blemish’ (2). Here, we have a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ – ‘without sin’, He offered Himself ‘for the sins of the people’ (Hebrews 4:15; 2:17). The gathering of ‘the ashes’ (9-10) speaks of the completeness of Christ’s work […]

via Numbers 19-20 – The completeness of Christ’s work for us … — Praying Through God’s Word

Feb
21

by Hazel Straub Believe God and speak the truth found in his word, the Bible. Believe that he loves and accepts you, as you are, Let all the stinking thinking that says otherwise go, replacing what God says about you. It will change your perspective about yourself. God loves you so much! The mature children […]

via God Loves And Accepts You! — Pure Glory

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