Posted by: biblestudyseattle | September 4, 2013

Marriage Trials

Tonight at dinner, my daughter asked if she would come back to life if she died. I said yes. But her mom said, “Your dad thinks differently than me, but I think you’d go to heaven.” Nothing like honoring your husband as spiritual head of the house! Not! You can bet the kids are learning this disrespect. Yet she wants me to back up her dictates.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3
“Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:37-38

It is hard to have a wife who disrespects you. But it’s also hard to have cancer or be politically persecuted. Whatever our lot, we must persevere, knowing that the Lord will repay the persecutors. They will be judged. Maybe Paul right when he said it’s better not to marry.
“But I say to the unmarried, and to the widows: it is good for them if they so continue, even as I.” 1 Corinthians 7:8

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