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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 Hoping God

January 6th, 2012 No comments

Psalm 14:1-7 (2)

 [2] The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

We are so centered on our feelings, our life and our future that we sometimes overlook matters of significance.  For example, we speak of the God of hope.  What do we mean by that?  He is the God who gives me hope.  That is good.  But we must never forget that God also hopes.  The Psalmist realized this when he said, “The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”  God was hoping that He would find someone who was spiritually alert.

November 15, 2010 CBS News reported, “ Ten miles from home, a 13-year-old girl was found bound and gagged but alive four days after disappearing with her family. The whereabouts of her mother, brother and another woman remained a mystery, however.”  This almost sounds like a spiritual saga.  Satan has captured a family.  He has bound and gagged them with the entanglements of sin.  But it is God who takes the initiative.  God is out a search and rescue mission.  He has found one, and is looking for the others.  He is calling to them, longing for them, hoping they will hear His voice and respond.

Dr. Gayle Woods

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