Monday, August 22, 2011

Renew Your Vows?


I have heard of married couples renewing their "vows". Have you ever heard of anyone renewing their "verses". It's something I try to do often to keep our marriage in balance with God's word. We can easily get caught up in what the world preaches and absorb its teaching on marriage. I have to review these truths frequently!

Let's see what Scripture says about… 
  • "And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him." (Genesis 2:18)
  • "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24) 
  • "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord." (Proverbs 18:22) 
  • "Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished." (Jeremiah 29:6)
  • "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife." (1 Corinthians 7:2-4) 
  • "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.  For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:  For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.  For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband." (Ephesians 5:22-33)
  • "Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives…" (1 Peter 3:1)
  • "Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered." (1 Peter 3:7) 
  • "And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth." (Malachi 2:15)


Keep yourself in harmony with these Scriptures 
& peace in your home is sure to follow...

2 comments:

  1. We just celebrated our 25th on Aug 17, 2016. I think we are holding pretty firm to those original vows!

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    1. That is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing! :)

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