HOLINESS AND THE FAMILY 4

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:9. “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good”.

When God brought Eve to Adam, he said in Genesis 2:23, “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”. The strength of marriage from God’s point of view is the binding power between the man and his wife. This binding power is sustained by love. The scripture says the two has become one. This is a mystery that defiles mathematical laws. Our key scripture says we must let love be without hypocrisy. This is a requirement that depends on each of you. You must decide to do it. True love establishes that oneness of bone of your bone and flesh of your flesh.

In our definition of holiness, we said holiness is a comprehensive virtue which is, purity, absence of evil, perfect light, perfect love and perfect Justice. The best institution for the manifestation of these qualities is the marriage setting. There is a life of bliss and fulfilment that many couples have not known. This is the joy of committed love to your partner. When couples truly love each other with no external influences, bitterness towards each other because of unforgiveness, and other differences, they really enjoy their togetherness. The barrier to a committed love as labeled above are as follows

1.External Influences

2.Bitterness because of unforgiveness

3.Other differences.

Dear reader the two of you were on cloud nine, that is you were captured by the first love, when you first met and you seemed to be on the moon. Decide you would ones again commit your love to each other in obedience to the word of God. This implies taking away those external influences, forgiving each other and accepting one another as they are. In obedience to God commit your love to your spouse alone. No man can have true joy of life when he has a divided love. There is always a force or a voice appealing, especially to men to love other women. When a man falls into this deception, he loses that joy in life that comes from a committed love to his wife alone. This thing is so subtle yet many men are missing it. Women normally don’t have that challenge yet in response to the attitude of the man or through other causes, carelessly open up themselves to other things which also rub them of this joy of committed love. LET THE PAIN IN THE HOMES CEASE AND BE FILLED WITH THE JOY OF COMMITTED LOVE.

PRAYER

Father, I pray for myself and for all married couples that they would decide to obey God’s word to truly love each other. May they experience the joy of committed love in Jesus name I have prayed.

FURTHER STUDIES

1 Corinthians 13:4,5,6,7.  Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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