SERIES – Fighting for the Family
Genesis 2:18-25 KJV
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.
19 And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Nehemiah 4:14 NIV
After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.”
Critical Questions of Life
- Master – someone to follow
- Mission – something to do
- Mate – someone to love
The law of first mentions says if you want to understand a concept or principle, go to the time it was first mentioned.
- God’s part in your marriage
You need a spouse for:
- Cooperation (v. 18)
Your spouse can either be a helper or a hinderance.
I. God’s plan for your marriage
II. God’s pact for your marriage
Keep your spouse sanctified.
Affairs take place in the head before it takes place in the bed.
Songs of Songs 4:12 NIV – You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain.
Husband’s needs Wives needs
Attractive mate Conversation
Domestic competency Honesty
Encouragement Financial support
Recreational companion Family commitment
Keys to Marriage Paradise
- Expect and cope with change
- Accept what cannot be changed
- You can’t praise each other enough
- Make your marriage God-centered
Matthew 19:6 WEB – So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don’t let man tear apart.