Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Thursday June 14, 2018
Pastor Rick

The first marriage in the Bible is as a first marriage, the precedent for marriages. THUS: It is to be between a man and a woman.

Many men and women marry for the physical appearance only.

Just as important if not more important in the long run is the personality and humor, caring, humility, kindness, faithfulness, nurturing.

Men, if your dating a woman who can’t accept authority…RUN.

Ladies if your dating a man with a bad temper, get out now. If your dating a man who can’t accept authority, that usually means they can’t accept being in authority…RUN.

RUN if this is your man to be: 1. Has a bad temper. 2. Drinks too much… 3. Can’t accept authority.

So, ladies in a Godly marriage, you are the voice of reason often as the softer side, you are in fact the feminine side.

Now that you know how to accept orders, how to accept authority, Now you are able to give orders and have some authority.

Volition, free will or Freedom. Marriage between a man and a woman. Because that is the only way for the next Divine institution: Family. And then Nationalism.

PRO 13:24, He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.

Nationalism is the foundation upon which good limited government is to be built. Good effective, but limited government.

We are to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the lost and dying world.

The Bible tells us in Isiah that it is Satan who desires to weaken the nations.

Volition or freedom was instituted in the Garden as the mechanism for resolving the Angelic Conflict.

That’s why freedom to choose for or against GOD and HIS plan for your life lies entirely with you.

EXO 20:4-5, “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in Heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your GOD, am a jealous God”.

HOS 2:19, “And I will betroth (be married) you to ME forever.”

When she (HIS Bride) goes after other lovers, that is, when she worships other gods and thus commits spiritual adultery, HE is said to be jealous. In fact, HE says so HIMSELF.

PSA 78:58, For they provoked HIM with their high places, And aroused HIS jealousy (kan nah) with their graven images.

1CO 10:22, “We provoke the LORD to jealousy?”

You can be jealous over your relationship with your wife in a wrong way or in a right way.

But, on the other hand, if you see some man actually trying to take or get her affections and seduce her, then you have reason to be righteously jealous.

You are zealous for the exclusiveness of your marriage, and that is a righteous jealousy. Jehovah feels the same way about HIS relationship with you.

Jealousy involves a form of resentment. The desire to have what somebody else has.

On the other hand, a bad form of jealousy can turn into envy and envy is nearly always bad.

PRO 14:30, A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

GEN 37:11 says, “his brothers were jealous of him”. Their sinful attitudes resulted in sinful acts; first they plotted his death, then cast him into a pit, and finally sold him into slavery.

ACT 5:17, “The religious leaders were filled with jealousy.”

People often try to hurt others, as Joseph’s brothers and the Jewish religious leaders did.

EXO 34:6, And HE passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD the compassionate and gracious GOD, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished.”

Since HE is the One true GOD, to not zealously desire exclusive devotion and worship would make HIM less than GOD.

ISA 42:8, I am the LORD (YHVH), that is MY name; I will not give MY glory to another, Nor MY praise to graven images.

EZE 39:26, HE says, “I shall be jealous for MY Holy name”.

GOD’s jealousy does not grow out of insecurity, anxiety, frustration, covetousness, pride, or spite, as ours usually does.

Zealously committed to doing HIS will.

We as believers need to be people who will be very jealous and zealous for the LORD GOD.

PHI 1:20-21, “According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ shall even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain”.

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