BUILDING A GODLY RELATIONSHIP

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:31

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A Godly relationship should resemble Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:25)  In todays society we are loosing focus on relationships that are built on the foundation of God. We are quick to rush into things especially into sexual relationships which is clearly forbidden in the Bible unless two are joined as husband and wife. (1 Corinthians 7:2)  We are to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. We have babies being born to young girls, people changing partners as often as they can and the divorce rate is the highest it’s ever been. When we begin a relationship without allowing God to be involved there will be no hope in the long run, eventually it will end or we will be stuck in an unhappy situation. People often wonder why things don’t work out or why they can’t find someone to stay around well it’s because the relationship is not built on a foundation of God.

The Bible gives us clear instructions on how to build a Godly relationship, what our roles as the Husband and Wife should be and defines marriage clearly.  Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24)  Husbands should love their wives as much as they love the Lord. Both the Husband and the Wife should submit unto each other for fear of the Lord (Ephesians 5:21) Wives are known to be the weaker vessel but she is equal in the eyes of the Lord (1 Peter 3:7)  We in general have an issue with recognizing the roles in a marriage clearly outlined by God. The Husband is the head of the household, he is the leader and ultimately is to be the final decision maker. But he is also to see his wife as an equal, respect her, cherish her and treat her as God would by displaying unconditional love. The wife is to realize although God sees her as an equal and is to be treated as one, she is still to be submissive, respect her husband’s role, and be supportive in all aspects.  If more couples would recognize their roles and follow through many issues we have today in relationships would be dissolved.

 

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Know you ideal match

Genesis 2:18 – And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him                                                                              

Ecclesiastes 4:9 – Two [are] better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour

Be careful Physical affection before marriage(that means no sexual contact)

Hebrews 13:4 – Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge

Galatians 5:16 – [This] I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

 Put God First

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you

Matthew 22:37 – Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind

Matthew 6:24 – No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other

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Talk about God

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Proverbs 27:17 – Iron sharpened iron; so a man sharpened the countenance of his friend.

Show Christ’s Love to one another

1 Corinthians 13:4 – 13:7  Love suffereth long,  is kind; love envieth not; it is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Love beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth

Pray together, Read and Study Together

Matthew 18:19 – Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven

James 5:16 – Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another

Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord

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Get involved with Church

Psalms 150:1 – Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary

1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 

1 Corinthians 12:12 – For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ

Help each other and nurture the Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 6:2 – Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works

Most importantly Have Fun, Praise God and Glorify him in all you do together

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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