Marriage-Man and Woman-PERIOD

Hebrews 13:4: The book of Hebrews tells us of God’s overall plan for us and explains that we are an important part of the plan.  Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the hall of faithful servants who have gone before us.  They are an example to motivate us in serving the Lord and growing in faith.  The book is full of specific instructions, including Jesus helping us through temptation (2:18), the power of His Word (4:12), drawing close to Him for help (4:16) knowing He can save us (7:25) and that He is faithful (10:23).

Chapter thirteen concludes with the author’s final instructions and challenges us to ensure we follow God in many areas of our lives.  There are twelve specific instructions that we can pray through in addition to the five references in the above overview. One I have worked on is praying for my marriage to ensure it remains strong with God guiding all areas of my marriage with Patti – now over 44 years. It takes prayer, commitment, time and hard work. Our spouses should not be taken for granted. One situation which motivated me to start working with men was Patti was leading a Bible study of around 10 women a number of years ago. All the women went out for dinner the last study night and three women could not go. Their husbands wouId not watch the kids, because they did not want to or feel like it. Husbands what are your priorities? Do you take time with your kids? Schedule dates with your kids? I also pray for all marriages of my family, friends and all marriages at our church. Prayer is more crucial now due to the many more “definitions “ of what constitutes marriage. The world’s definitions are very different from what God says in the Bible.

 Spend time praying through and reviewing these points in chapter 13. Which one jumps out at you or keeps you pondering? I picked verse 4. God states marriage is between a man and a women period. Pick one that jumps out at you to work on this week:

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About the Author Dale Hansen is retired and spends his time reading, running, mentoring others and watching his grandkids. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over 30 years. During his marriage of over 40 years, there have been numerous God workings through their lives. These include infertility, adoption, cancer, kidney stones and Parkinson’s. He has two awesome married daughters, 2 great sons-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. He lives in Plainfield, IL

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