by Elder James W. Parrott, Jr.
Texts:Ephesians 5:22-25 ; Hebrews 13:4;
Romans 7:1-6; 1 Corinthians 7:1-14
Copyright(C)2012.James Parrott.Treasure The Moment Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Introduction: The Marriage Love Covenant is divided into four aspects(11 Cor. 4:7-9;Luke 12:34):
1. Desires/Feelings 2. Concern and Respect
3. Communication/Sharing 4. Committment/Restoration.
For bad marriages:1.
No Purpose 2. Past Baggage 3. Selfishness 4. Convenience. The number four is symbolic of good and order as opposed to chaos
and evil which would be the to choas(Rom. 14:16).
In sociology, marriage is defined as the microsm of society.
So as Marriage is, particulary the family, then so is the community, nation and society.
1. The Wife---1 Peter 3:6---Structure of the Home
a. Gal. 6:6,7
b. Eccl. 9:11
c. 1 Sam. 15:22
11. The Husband--1 Peter 3:7---Foundation of the Home
a. Matt. 18:15-18
b. Psa. 66:18; 1 Pet. 3:7
c. Luke 12:48
111. Five Rules For Biblical Marriage and Even Society
(Matt. 5:45; 11 Thess. 3:10)
a. Prov. 15: 1, 4--Beware of Anger
and how we speak.
b. 1 Thess. 5:22---Avoid things
that don't look good
though your intentions are good.
c. 1 Cor. 7: 5---Don't cheat on
each other,don't deny
your desires and feelings for each other.
d. Eph. 4:26-Getting things straight
before night comes
e. Job 31:6------Balannce(Working
in Covenant Union).
Conclusion:Man may be the head of woman, but his head carries liability and accountability(Gen. 3:12;1 Tim. 2:13,14).
Women on the other hand have ability and responsibility(Matt. 27:19)as in the case of Pilate's wife, a woman of sensitivity
and wisdom, something Eve could have used.
In short the Greek word(Hupakoe,Hupotasso) Obey
or Submit, means the wife is not to be subserviant to the husband, it means she honors and respect her husband.;
while the husband is to honor, cherish and love his wife. This is Marraige Covenant(Job 31:6-Balance;Gal. 6:6,7-Law of Reciprocity).
When marriages go bad, the reason is, somone has violated their part of the covenant.