Tough Talk To A Stubborn Spouse
Couples Meeting Faithfulness = Belief & Trust July 2013
First off why we are created…GENESIS verse’s 1-26 God creates the heaven, earth, and all that is in it. There we see He creates mankind to be like him and rule over the earth. In 2:15 He places man in the garden to tend it and keep it (For ACTION). So, by 2:18 God sees man should not be alone and needs a suitable helper(for RELATIONSHIP).
This would be the start of God’s family. God BLESSED them with all they needed. Then gave them the CHOICE of the knowlegde of good and evil. GOD wanted close FELLOWSHIP with them, however when they learned evil, He no longer could. SECOND CHANCE Noah (ark), Abraham(sarah gave haggar to him not believing), Issac(Saved), Joseph(his family)…Moses (2 sets of tablets).
We were made for Covenants. God’s makes some unconditional and some with conditions like an if, and, or but. Enter Jesus
Jeremiah 31:31-34 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, ” declares the Lord. 33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ (Hebrew word: yadah= same intimacy as husband and wife) because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” Thank you Jesus!!!
COVENANTS are important to God. Has He ever broke one…?
God is Faithful
Deuteronomy 7:9 “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Nehemiah 9:8 You found his heart faithful before You, And made a covenant with him To give the land of the Canaanites, The Hittites, the Amorites, The Perizzites, the Jebusites, And the Girgashites— To give it to his descendants. You have performed Your words, For You are righteous.
Isaiah 25:1 O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
Calls us to faith verse
Ezekiel 18:9 If he has walked in My statutes And kept My judgments faithfully— He is just; He shall surely live!” Says the Lord God.
Luke 16:10 He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.
Hosea 2:20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the Lord.
Next I used a Chapter from Stephen Schwambach’s book ch. 15
We cut the questions into strips and passed them out and each person talked about they have done it or how they have seen it done and how to avoid it. I praise God for giving the author such a great talent to write as well as counsel couples who are thinking of Divorce it is such a waste of our lives to continue to search. Only God can fill the true things we search for. God’s grace, peace, light, and love to you in Jesus’ Service Doreen