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Marriage & The Master. We are to walk in Love: cast off sin, Eph. 5:1-7 Light: seeking divine knowledge, Eph. 5:8-14 Wisdom: apply God’s word, Eph. 5:15-22. Marriage & The Master. Walk in love, light, wisdom in marriage, Eph. 5:22-33 Wife: respect & submit to husband

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Marriage & The Master

  • We are to walk in

    • Love: cast off sin, Eph. 5:1-7

    • Light: seeking divine knowledge, Eph. 5:8-14

    • Wisdom: apply God’s word, Eph. 5:15-22


Marriage & The Master

  • Walk in love, light, wisdom in marriage, Eph. 5:22-33

    • Wife: respect & submit to husband

    • Husband: love & sacrifice for wife


Marriage & The Master

Will you willfully choose a mate

that does not walk in

love, light, & wisdom?

Will you select one

that is in rebellion

to your Master?


Marriage & The Master

Solomon

Motivation

Commitment


Marriage & The Master

Solomon

  • Married man women, 1 Kgs. 11:1-10

    • Foreign: non-believers

    • Some political

    • Some “Solomon clung to these in love”

    • Turned heart from God

    • God angry with Solomon


Marriage & The Master

Solomon

  • Nehemiah: Solomon a negative example, Neh. 13:23-27

    • Consequences of marriage to non-believer

    • Serious issue

    • You are not smarter than Solomon


Marriage & The Master

Motivation

  • Material & Carnal?

    • Physical attraction

    • Money

    • Social


Marriage & The Master

Motivation

  • Emotional

    • Avoid loneliness

    • Get away from parents

    • Spite parents

    • Give you worth

    • Change the other

    • Cover sin


Marriage & The Master

Motivation

  • Spiritual

    • Please God, Prov. 18:22

    • Get to heaven, 1 Pt. 3:7

    • Raise godly children, Psa. 127:1-5

    • Be an influence for good, Acts 18:2


Marriage & The Master

Commitment

  • Marriage is permanent,

  • Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:1-4

    • Cleave

    • For life


Marriage & The Master

Commitment

  • Your mate will impact your life

    • Love & respect for you, Eph. 5:22, 25

    • Draw you closer to God or pull away, 1 Pt. 3:7; 1 Cor. 15:33

    • Raise your children, Eph. 6:4

    • Service limited, 1 Tim. 3:1-13


Marriage & The Master

Commitment

  • Your mate will impact your life

    • Daily life

      • Entertainment

      • Vacation

      • Recreation

      • School activities

      • Dress

      • Friends


Marriage & The Master

Yeah, But!

  • Know a Christian married to

  • a non-Christian doing fine

    • Some not taught

    • Some taught, but ignored

    • Some blessed – mate turned to God

    • Most living with burden of serving alone


Marriage & The Master

Yeah, But!

  • Determined at one time to marry only a Christian

  • Now decided it’s okay to marry a non-Christian

    • You compromised

    • Other one the first major battle

    • Shown your limit, will work on you from there


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