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Marriage

E.L. Davis

 

Note: This pamphlet can only cover a few basics concerning Christian marriage.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

Mark 10:6-9 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
Vs.7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
Vs.8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
Vs.9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

From the very beginning, God’s will for marriage was and still is, between a man and a woman. God has sanctified this union and says that it is undefiled.

God’s plan of sexual union between a man and a woman was not only for pro creation but also one of mutual love and satisfaction. Sex outside of the bond of marriage is called “fornication” or “adultery”.

Sex between the same sex “homosexuality” is called an abomination to God. Abomination means something that is disgusting to God.

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Romans 1:27 The males in the same way also left natural sexual intercourse with females and were inflamed in their lust for one another. Males committed shameless acts with males and received in their own persons the appropriate penalty for their perversion.

1Corinthians 6:9 Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God's kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals,

Duties of Husbands

Be satisfied with wife

Proverbs 5:18-19 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Vs.19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breast satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labor which thou takest under the sun.

Love his wife

Ephesians 5:28, So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.

Give affection to his wife

1 Corinthians 7:3-5 Let the husband render to his wife the affection that is due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
Vs.4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
Vs.5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer....( NKJV )

Give honor to his wife

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Provide for his wife

Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

1 Timothy 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Headship of husbands

Established by God

Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

1 Corinthians 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, even as Christ is head of the church: and he is savior of the body.

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Duties of Wives

Give affection to husband

1 Corinthians 7:3-5 Vs.3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. ( NKJV )

Submit to Husband

Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Submission does not mean inferior it only means to yield. We all submit in one way or another. In the USA we drive on the right side of the road, in a sense we are submitting to the laws of the land. It is when we refuse to submit, that we get into trouble.

I would ask you, is it wrong to drive on the established side of the road? Does it not prevent us from having head on collisions with other vehicles? Do we not yield to established authorities. Parents, Teachers, Police, Traffic signs, in doing so we keep harmony.

If a husband treats his wife with love and respect and assumes his position as the head of the home (with a servants heart)
then he will not have to demand that his wife yields, she should be willing.

Not to usurp the husbands authority

1 Timothy 2:11-12 Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
Vs.12 And I do not permit a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over a man but to be in silence. ( NKJV )

Be keepers at home

Titus 2:3-5 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Vs.4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Vs.5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.