By David Watson

Benchley, August 7, 2016

  • The importance of developing a good marriage:
    • Before Eve: “not good” (Genesis 2:18)
    • After Eve: “very good” (Genesis 1:31)
    • (Chronology note: Genesis 2 is filling in details of Genesis 1:27.)
    • Malachi 2:14
    • Marriage is about companionship.
    • I Corinthians 7:9
  • When marriage is what it is supposed to be, it is very good. (Genesis 1:31)
    • Proverbs 18:22; 19:14; 31:10 – Marriage is a good relationship. You could not possible put a price on having a good spouse to rely on, talk with, take comfort from, and share life with.
    • Not every marriage is good. Proverbs 21:9, 19; I Samuel 25:3, 25
  • Your marriage affects a whole list of things beyond you.
    • Your marriage affects your relationship with God.
      • I Peter 3:7
    • Your marriage affects the reputation of God, His Word, and His people.
      • Titus 2:3-5
    • Your marriage affects your relationship with others.
      • Mark 6:18-26 – The influence of Herodias causes Herod to do something he really doesn’t want to do.

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