Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers. Hebrews 13 : 4
LISTEN: Oh, how the beauty and sanctity of marriage have been defiled as a result of unfaithfulness and lack of self-conrol and understanding of marriage partners! Most couples exchanged marriage vows in deceit and treachery before the Lord and their audience; as a result, they did not hesitate to break their marital vows because they do not understand what marriage is all about. Marriage is sweet, but only when the people involved have discovered how sweet it is, and what is needed to make it work. The Bible says, ” By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.” (Proverbs 24 :3). This is where many marriage partners often get it wrong. They neglect wise counsels to follow their own selfish desires. Building a good marriage life is not easy, it comes with much effort and commitment. One needs wisdom and understanding to enjoy marriage and not endure it.
Beloved, faithfulness and self-control are required in marriage. Many homes are broken today because of infidelity. People are married yet have sexual partners outside of marriage. This ought not to be. Our verse of the day says, ” Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.” (Hebrews 13 : 4). Beloved, marriage will lose its value when those involved approach it with dishonour and devil – may – care attitude. It is sad, the sacredness of marriage has been compromised by society. Marriage couples cheat on one another, thereby defiling their ‘matrimonial beds’ which should be kept holy. Friend, how are you treating your spouse? Are you faithful or unfaithful to your partner? Are you being sexually attracted to others instead of your spouse? Please watch it, because God will judge those who are unfaithful in marriage! Be wise and honour God with your body.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Honour God in your body and respect your marriage vows and commitment.
2. Shun unfaithfulness in marriage and uphold its sanctity.
3. Always remember that God will judge those who are unfaithful to their marriage.
4. Do not compromise the sacredness of marriage, instead, be an example of holiness in marriage.
Daily Prayer:Heavenly Father, you are holy and loves holiness. Therefore, help me to be holy in my body, in my marriage, and in all I do, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, be self-controlled and faithful to your marriage; and know that when you honour your marriage you are honouring God.
Daily Reflection: It is sad that the sacredness of marriage has been compromised by society. Marriage couples cheat on one another, thereby defiling their ‘matrimonial beds’ which ought to be kept holy.
Daily Quote: ” Marriage will lose its value when those involved approach it with dishonour and devil – may – care attitude.”
Today In History: February 7, 1931 Amelia Earhart weds George Putnam in Connecticut.
Say This: Today, I confess that marriage is sacred, and should be kept sacred. I therefore declare that I will maintain holiness in marriage and relationship. I will honour God in my body as long as I live, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today I prophesy to you, as an obedient child of God, may you strive to maintain holiness in marriage and relationships. May you honour God in your body as long as you live, in Jesus’ name.
Stunning Fact: Did you know that fire usually moves faster uphill than downhill?