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Spousal love and Holiness?

January 6th, 2012 No comments

Ephesians 5:25-27 (25)

 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

The Saturday Evening Post published an article entitled “The Seven Ages of the Married Cold.” It revealed the reaction of a husband to his wife’s colds during their first seven years of marriage.

Year one: “Sugar dumpling, I’m really worried about my baby girl. …. I’m putting you in the hospital this afternoon for a general checkup and a good rest….  

Year two: “Listen, darling, I don’t like the sound of that cough. I called Doc Miller and asked him to rush over here. ..

Year three: “Maybe you’d better lie down, honey: nothing like a little rest when you feel lousy. …

Year four: “Now look, dear, be sensible. After you’ve fed the kids, washed the dishes and finished the floor, you’d better lie down.”…

Year five: “Why don’t you take a couple of aspirin?”…

Year six: “I wish you’d just gargle, instead of sitting around all evening barking like a seal!”…

Year seven: “Stop sneezing! Are you trying to give me pneumonia?”…

How is loving your spouse connected to being holy?  Jesus lamented that the Ephesians had left their first love.  As a marital relationship can become cool so a relationship with Jesus Christ can become lukewarm.  It is essential that we give attention to kindling the fires of romantic love in our marriages and also in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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The Deceptive Spirit

December 31st, 2009 No comments

II Kings 5:20‑27 (20)

I was an only child so it was always a treat to have visitors.  This evening my cousins came to visit.  What made it even more special was that they brought some toys among which was a new football.  I did not have a football.  I loved the game.  Toys were soon scattered everywhere.  At one point I saw the football roll under my parent’s bed.  A plan was conceived.  When it came time for my cousins to leave they began to gather their toys. Everything was found except the football.  We looked everywhere.  Finally the search was given up.  My parents said that when we found the ball we would put it aside to return the next time we saw them.

For some reason I looked under my parent’s bed after my cousins left and there was the football!  I told my parents what I found and to my chagrin they put it away so that it would not be lost again.  I didn’t even get to play with the football!  A terrible choice made by a little boy.

A deceptive spirit is always disappointing to those who have placed trust in you.  A deceptive spirit is usually damaging to the potential of a relationship. Although we may fool our friends at times God is never fooled and judgment for sin is certain.

by Dr. Gayle Woods

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