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Making the Wise Choice For Marriage. Life is about making choices. At creation God gave us the freedom and power to choose . The choices we make will either help us get closer to God or move further away from Him. . Deuteronomy 30:15-19.

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Life is

about

making

choices




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Deuteronomy 30:15-19. move further away from Him.

15. “Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.


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Deuteronomy 30:15-19. move further away from Him.

16. For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. . .


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Deuteronomy 30:15-19. move further away from Him.

16. . . If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.


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Deuteronomy 30:15-19. move further away from Him.

17. “But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods,


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Deuteronomy 30:15-19. move further away from Him.

18. then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy.


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Deuteronomy 30:15-19. move further away from Him.

19. “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. . . .


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Deuteronomy 30:15-19. move further away from Him.

19. . . . Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! “


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The Most move further away from Him.

Important

Decisions


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The Three Most Important Decisions move further away from Him.

  • Who or what will be our God?

  • How will we make a living?

  • How will we live socially?


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Matthew 6:24 move further away from Him.

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”


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Joshua 4:14-15 move further away from Him.

14. Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.


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Joshua 4:14-15 move further away from Him.

15. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood,


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Joshua 4:14-15 move further away from Him.

or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.


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Savior, Lord, and Master move further away from Him.


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Proverbs 9:10 move further away from Him.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”


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Proverbs 28:5 move further away from Him.

“They that seek the Lord understand all things.”


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Samson move further away from Him.


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Judges 14:2,3 move further away from Him.

When he returned home, he told his father and mother, “A young Philistine woman in Timnah caught my eye. I want to marry her. Get her for me.”


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Judges 14:2,3 move further away from Him.

3. His father and mother objected. “Isn’t there even one woman in our tribe or among all the Israelites you could marry?” they asked.


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Judges 14:2,3 move further away from Him.

“Why must you go to the pagan Philistines to find a wife?” But Samson told his father, “Get her for me! She looks good to me.”



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Ellen G. White move further away from Him.

Patriarch and Prophets

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“Just as he was entering upon manhood, the time when he must execute his divine mission--the time above all others when he should have been true to God--Samson connected himself with the enemies of Israel.


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Ellen G. White move further away from Him.

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He did not ask whether he could better glorify God when united with the object of his choice, or whether he was placing himself in a position where he could not fulfill the purpose to be accomplished by his life.


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Ellen G. White move further away from Him.

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To all who seek first to honor Him, God has promised wisdom; but there is no promise to those who are bent upon self-pleasing. How many are pursuing the same course as did Samson!


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Ellen G. White move further away from Him.

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How often marriages are formed between the godly and the ungodly, because inclination governs in the selection of husband or wife!


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Ellen G. White move further away from Him.

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The parties do not ask counsel of God, nor have His glory in view. Christianity ought to have a controlling influence upon the marriage relation,


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Ellen G. White move further away from Him.

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but it is too often the case that the motives which lead to this union are not in keeping with Christian principles.”


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How will we live socially? move further away from Him.


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Desires move further away from Him.

  • Desires help us develop discipline.

  • Discipline helps us develop character.

  • Character is what makes the person.

  • Character alone is what we will take to heaven.


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When we do not develop this discipline, there’s a greater risk we will make a poor choice of a life’s mate.


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The risk we will make a poor choice of a life’s mate.

Five

Senses




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God Made Us Special? the five senses to master us.



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Happy people make happy marriages. the five senses to master us.


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John Powell the five senses to master us.

“There is one need so fundamental and so essential that if it is met, everything else will almost certainly harmonize in a general sense of well-being. When this need is properly nourished, the whole human organism will be healthy and the person will be happy.


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John Powell the five senses to master us.

This need is a true and deep appreciation for oneself, a genuine and joyful self-acceptance, and authentic self-esteem, which results in an interior sense of celebration: It’s good to be me . . . I am very happy to be me!”


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Ellen G. White the five senses to master us.

The Desire of Ages

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“The Lord is disappointed when His people place a low estimate upon themselves. He desires His chosen heritage to value themselves according to the price He has placed upon them. God wanted them, else He would not have sent His Son on such an expensive errand to redeem them”



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Wrong Reasons For Getting Married purpose.”

Pressure

Sexual Hunger

To fill up your emotional and spiritual emptiness


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Psychologist, Dr. Barbara De Angelis purpose.”

“If you have deep

places of emptiness within you, no partner, regardless of how much they love you, will be able to fill that emptiness.”



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Who Should You Marry? marriage, nor a romantic partner


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Take marriage, nor a romantic partner

Your

Time


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An important point about selecting a life partner is knowing when to make that decision. This is all about mental, physical, social, and financial maturity.


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One should when to make that decision. This is all about mental, physical, social, and financial maturity.

not start

romantic dating until one is ready to make the decision the get married.


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A great mistake many women make is not waiting until they are financially and emotionally independent before they start looking for a life partner.


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Equal are financially and emotionally independent before they start looking for a life partner.

Partners


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Galatians 3:28 are financially and emotionally independent before they start looking for a life partner.

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”


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Important Points: are financially and emotionally independent before they start looking for a life partner.

1. Know if you should get married

2. Put God first in your life

3. Respect your parents' judgment

4. Select a spiritual mate


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I am Thine, O Lord are financially and emotionally independent before they start looking for a life partner.