Here are Ten Commandments for building a great marriage: (1) God said, "Honor... marriage," so remain faithful to one another. Forsaking all others, put your mate before your mother, your father, your son, and your daughter. Your mate is your lifelong companion. (2) Remember, "You...are the temple of God and...the Spirit of God lives in you" (see 1 Corinthians 3:16). Don't abuse your health with excessive food, tobacco, drugs, and alcohol, and hopefully you'll enjoy a long, healthy life around the people you love. (3) Never permit your business or hobby to make you a stranger to your own family. "Children are a gift from the Lord...a reward from him" (Psalm 127:3), and the most precious gift you can give them is your time. (4) Don't forget that cleanliness is a virtue. (5) Willingly share all your worldly goods, and don't make your mate a beggar. "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;" (Ephesians 5:25). (6) Don't forget to say, "I love you." Even though your love may be constant, your mate never gets tired of hearing those words. (7) Remember that the approval of your spouse is worth more than the admiring glances of a hundred strangers. (8) Keep your home peaceful and in good repair, for out of it comes the joys of old age. (9) Always forgive with grace, for who among us doesn't need to be forgiven? "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you." (Ephesians 4:32). (10) Honor God, and your children are much more likely to grow up and honor you (see Proverbs 22:6).
"He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." (Psalm 126:6)
Our Father is so faithful to lift us up from our grievous trials and temptations! He stretches His hands before us and makes all things new and beautiful in His light. Though weeping may last for a night, there is always a shout of joy in the morning for those who trust in the Lord.
Week #47 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Deuteronomy 7-9
Monday: (History) Ezra 6-10
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 134-136
Wednesday: (Poetry) Ecclesiastes 9-10
Thursday: (Prophecy) Zechariah 9-14
Friday: (Gospels) Acts 17-18
Saturday: (Letters) 2 Peter