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The Christian Must Be Very Careful in All Areas of Life. Eph 5:15 “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (KJV). Translated “diligently” (Matt. 2:8; Acts 18:25) Translated “perfect” (Luke 1:3; 1 Thess. 5:2) Thayer: “exactly, accurately, diligently”.

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The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

The Christian Must Be Very Careful

in All Areas of Life

Eph 5:15

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (KJV)

  • Translated “diligently” (Matt. 2:8; Acts 18:25)

  • Translated “perfect” (Luke 1:3; 1 Thess. 5:2)

  • Thayer: “exactly, accurately, diligently”

“Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise” (NIV)


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

The Christian Must Be Very Careful

in All Areas of Life

Worship

Morals

Who

Marry

Personal

Godliness

How Treat

Others

Who

Marry

How Study

Friendships


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Be

Careful

Who You

Marry


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Who One Marries Makes A Difference

  • Exo. 34:11-16 - Don’t marry people of land

  • Deut. 7:3-4 - Don’t marry people of land

  • Ezra 9-10 - Married people of land

    • Identified problem as sin (9:2,10,11,13; 10:10)

    • Told to separate from those wives (10:11)

    • People said “...we must do” (10:12)

  • Neh. 13:25-26 - Solomon’s wives caused him to sin

  • Mark 6:17-18 - Herod told his marriage not lawful

  • 1 Pet. 3:1-7 - Wife concerned about husband


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Become

Those Who

Date

Those Who

Marry

If Must Be Careful Who We Marry

Then, Careful Who We Date!


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Careful

Who You Marry

I. Marriage is Permanent


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

1 Cor. 7:10-13

1. Do not depart (10)

2. Not divorce (11)

3. Not divorce (12)

4. Not divorce (13)

Permanence of Marriage

Matt. 19:4-6

1. One man for

one woman

2. Must Cleave

3. One Flesh

4. God has joined

them together

One Exception:

Divorce for Fornication

Matt. 5:32

Matt. 19:9


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Permanence of Marriage

Romans 7:1-2

1 Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Careful

Who You Marry

I. Marriage is Permanent

II. This is the Closest Relationship


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Closer

than

Parent / Child

Command

to dwell

together

(1 Pet. 3:7)

Mt. 19:5-6

Gen. 2:24

Flesh

Eph. 5:31

One

1 Cor. 6:16

Marriage involves a blending of personalities

“A man’s children are pieces of himself;

but a man’s wife is himself” - Matthew Henry


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Careful

Who You Marry

I. Marriage is Permanent

II. This is the Closest Relationship

III. Mate Will Influence You


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Influence

Each Other

  • Only natural since:

  • They are so close

  • He loves her (Eph. 5:25ff)

  • She loves & reverences him (Eph. 5:33; Tit. 2:4)


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Influence

Each Other

  • Exo. 34:11-16 - “and make your sons play the harlot”

  • Deut. 7:3-4 - “will turn your sons away from following Me”

  • Neh. 13:25-26 - Solomon’s wives caused him to sin


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Careful

Who You Marry

I. Marriage is Permanent

II. This is the Closest Relationship

III. Mate Will Influence You

IV. Parent to your Children


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

A Parent To Your Children

Responsible for training children

Eph 6:1

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”

Example to your children

Ezek 16:44

'Like mother, like daughter!'


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Careful

Who You Marry

I. Marriage is Permanent

II. This is the Closest Relationship

III. Mate Will Influence You

IV. Parent to your Children

V. May not have a Right to Marry


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Who Can Marry?

One who - never married (Matt. 19:5-6)

One whose mate is dead (Rom. 7:2-3)

One who put mate away for

fornication (Matt. 5:32; 19:9)


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Matt 5:32

But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

Matt 19:9

And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Adultery

Adultery

You

(have a right)

Another

(Not have

a right)

Marry

“...and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.”


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Who Can Marry?

One who - never married (Matt. 19:5-6)

One whose mate is dead (Rom. 7:2-3)

One who put mate away for

fornication (Matt. 5:32; 19:9)


The christian must be very careful in all areas of life

Careful

Who You Marry

I. Marriage is Permanent

II. This is the Closest Relationship

III. Mate Will Influence You

IV. Parent to your Children

V. May not have a Right to Marry


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