The Glory of God in Marriage by Paul WasherI just got done listening to this sermon and all I can think of is I wonder how many marriages could be saved if all Christian husbands would take to heart the principles Washer teaches in this sermon?Quote by Washer: My wife is a brave woman: I would be afraid to submit to someone like me!" Now you need to listen to understand this context in which that was said.In a similar vein the LORD has impressed upon me this question: "would I like to married to ME?" The interpretation is "would I want to be married to someone exactly like me?" Now, if this does not instill some holy fear in ones heart, I am not sure what would.I highly recommend any and all to listen to this sermon. So much food for thought there - enough to keep your mind and spirit busy for a while.ginnyrose
Good thoughts Ginny. Very thought provoking. I think I have listened to that message before, but I will put it on my listen list again.Blessings!
Ginny,This is indeed a good message for all of God's children to hear. It has been used by Him to show me many of my short comings, and just how poorly I treated Jessica before my stand began. May God be praised, and receive the glory due Him, as brothers like Mr. Washer share His words with us.Jason
Quote by Washer: My wife is a brave woman: I would be afraid to submit to someone like me!" Now you need to listen to understand this context in which that was said.
Michelle,This sermon is directed towards the men but even so there is so much in it for us women. Marriage is a two way street - what effects one will effect the other as well. Washer makes a very important point in that he says the wife will also stand independently before God. Recognizing this fact as a reality, Washer takes very serious his position as a husband to God's daughter.The fact that a woman will stand independently before God is rarely made in regards to the submission of wives to their husbands. Women will submit to rebellious acts using the excuse that she is called to submit to her husband in everything. (I would guess that if truth be told she who says this will also be selective in what she will submit to with little or not question.)Lot of food there to chew your cud on. (Understand this expression? When a cow chews her cud she is regurgitating a bolus of food into her mouth which she rechews and reswallows. A healthy cow chews her cud. If a dairyman wants to know the health of his cows all he has to do is observe how well and frequent they are chewing their cud. Important lesson here for us - we don't chew the cud but we can and do meditate. BTW, the reason I do not like to chew gum is because it looks so much like a cow chewing her cud!)
Yes, a very good message. I listened to it a while ago, and actually was just listening to it again the day you posted this.I think every young man craving marriage should listen to this sermon, and definately every newly-wed.Can't remember exactly how Paul says it in the sermon, but it's something like "If your wife met all your conditions perfectly then your love for her wouldn't be unconditional"