When people study the life of Israel’s first monarch, King Saul, they usually consider his life only a negative example to be avoided. Not so. King Saul, like most spiritual leaders, started off on the right path.
Marriage between two people is the closest relationship on earth and is compared to Christ’s love for us.The important thing to remember is that your Heavenly Father has all the materials of loving attitudes, words and actions necessary for you to build a stronger bridge of love to your husband. The joy you’ll find in the Lord and the fulfillment you can experience in your marriage will make any effort to build that bridge of love worth it all.
Marriage can be either a miracle or a mess—a little bit of heaven or a little bit of—well, you know. The last two studies were a challenge to us men. Now it’s time for the same encouragement and challenge to women. Whether you are married, hope to get married, or happy to be unmarried, this lesson can help you see how God intends marriage to be a miracle.
Marriages are meant to be miracles. Instead, many marriages turn out to be nightmares. Why? I believe building a marriage is like building a house. The house needs a firm foundation. So does the marriage.Jesus Christ is the only sure foundation that can turn any marriage into a miracle.
It is harder today to have a solid, scriptural marriage relationship than ever before. The competition for our attention is enormous. Materialism has caused many Christians to attempt to keep up with their neighbors. Many men have married their jobs—often at the expense of their marriage.
Jesus called the twelve who accompanied Him “disciples.” The word itself is derived from another word—“discipline.” A disciple is one disciplined in the ways and walk of the Master. We are called to a God-controlled life!
What—how—does God want me to think? Especially when I face trials, temptations and tests! He has given you and me His own heart and mind recorded in His love letter—the Bible. And since there is nothing more powerful than the Word of God, when we take time to memorize scripture verses, the Holy Spirit brings them to our remembrance when we need strength, wisdom and direction.