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February 23, 2022 7:05 am
Today from Chuck Swindoll marriage can survive the harshest consequences. You may find yourself in the backwash of the set of circumstances the person sitting next to you would never believe you may carry with you painful and deep scars from abuse missed treatment you may have not seen a model of American harsh consequences marriage can survive. Marriage is really tell stories about their personal missteps. Some of the stories are entertaining, some are embarrassing, and many are tragic but through it all the couples that stick together have one thing in common today on Insight for living Chuck Swindoll will identify the particular virtue will help us understand how to cultivate. Whether you're married, single, divorced or widowed or something for everyone and the message will resume right now titled it symphony of survival in the key of C. All this brings up questions that I think are that they have to be asked they are crucial questions that any thinking person would ask. The first is a question of relevance or biblical principles still relevant second question is a question of harmony. Can two very different people make it work when a man of a woman come together in a marriage immediately. There is a challenge sent and I were having dinner and simple little meal at a restaurant and the waitress she was so friendly came by and said well you two would like to get along great. Other young women get along great for over 40 years.
Several years ago.
She said you're kidding.
I said no she said she called her names several waitresses, there I mean all we've done is stuck it out. What we have seen a body married for 40+ you why this is different situations that now it's better to try again, the answer is two very different people can make it work hard, work the best you can do is a reasonably good marriage. You can do that by the grace of God. Opposites do attract principle holds true.
There's 1/3 question question of the permanence does sinful nature destroy a lasting relationship. Does a sinful nature destroy a lasting relationship. Well, you know, Adam and Eve put together by God, brought together by God.
Begone, by God, God officiates at their wedding and then it isn't long before sin in encroaches in not just encroaches, but invades and corrupts the relationship and and then you find him running and hiding and covering and excusing and blaming and all the stuff that goes with sinfulness, but you don't find a breaking is working to see they got The Turns against the Sign and He Murders Them, but They Don't Break up and and of All Things.
I Have Another Child and Even More Worn Even Named in Scripture and They Don't Divorce Can Survive. It's Hard Work the Hardest Work You Do on the Planet.
You Can Run Three Businesses Either Easier Than Handle a Harmonious Home Running a Church Is Nothing Compared to Sustaining a Happy Home in a Good Marriage Hardest Work We Do As 1/4 Question Is a Question of Intimacy. Is It Shameful to Enjoy the Marital Intimacy.
Some People Who Get Very Very Spiritual Began to Say That, Thing Laura Love God Less. I Want to Be That Interested in Sexual Relations with My Partner. I've Always Found It Strange Response. Adam and Eve Enjoyed It in Innocence. They Began Having Children Even in Their Sinful Condition. They Enjoyed the Harmony or the Intimacy of Their Lives, and It Continues on with Bearing More More Children like What Eugene Peterson Paraphrases First Corinthians 7, Section Good Thing to Have Sexual Relations, Certainly, but Only within a Certain Context. Good for Man to Have a Wife and for a Woman to Have a Husband Sexual Drives Are Strong but Marriage Strong Enough to Contain Them and Provide for a Balance in Fulfilling Sexual Life in a World of Sexual Disorder. The Marriage Bed Must Be a Place of Mutuality, Husband Seeking to Satisfy His Wife.
Wife Seeking to Satisfy Her Husband. Marriage Is Not a Place to Stand up for Your Wife's Marriage Is a Decision to Serve the Other Whether in Better That a Good Line Abstaining from Sex Is Permissible for a Period of Time. If You Both Agree to It and If It's for the Purpose of Prayer and Fasting, but Only for Such Time, Then Come Back Together Again.
Satan Has an Ingenious Way of Tempting Us When We Least Expect the Most Delightful Hours in a Marriage Can Be the Most Intimate Time. Even with the Sinful Nature and without Shame If There's That Sense of Mutuality, Respect for One Another. Interestingly, in All of These Changes, the Marriage Survive for Adam and Eve Look at the Odds against Their Married by God in a Context of Perfection and Is Long before They Both Sin and the Fall Has Incredible Ramifications. Their Perfect Environment Stops Both of Them Are Cursed.
She with the Pain of Childbearing Be with Working by the Sweat of His Brow the Ground Itself Is Cursed with Thorns and Thistles and Vendor Driven from Their Home at the End of Chapter 3 of Genesis and Solar Homeless, the Beautiful Garden That They Have Been Enjoying Is No Longer Theirs to Enjoy Land Is Hard in the Lifers Were Often Relationships Are Strained, They Make Make It Stay Together Though There's a Scandal in Their Home Is Kane Murders His Brother.
Of All Things, and They Have Another Child and Then More They Stay Together.
True and with That Teaches Us.
There's a Great Statement. I Want to Add to That, Adam and Eve Marriage. A Marriage Can Survive the Harshest Consequences.
It Can Survive the Harshest Consequences. You May Find Yourself in the Backwash of the Set of Circumstances the Person Sitting Next to You Would Never Believe Harsh Circumstances, Harsh Situation. You May Carry with You Painful and Deep Scars from Abuse Missed Treatment Partake of the Sinful World May Have Had a Horrific Set of Parents Who Cared Nothing for You. You May Have Not Seen a Model of American Even Know Where to Start.
Harsh Consequences Follow. Marriage Can Survive and It Isn't Easy to Jump from Adam and Eve to a Couple in the Middle of the Days of the Prophet's Name Is Hosea I'm in a Watch Little Dust Pockets Pop up from the Bible Says You Find Your Way to Hosea Just before the Book of Joel We Just before Amos No Help. I Look on Next to You. Hosea Me Tell You Where We Are Going Centuries Ahead in Time, the Nation Israel Is Divided up for Attention. This Is Important into Two Kingdoms. The Northern Kingdom in the Southern Kingdom. Northern Is Called Israel. The Southern Is Called Judah Is Not a Godly King in the Northern Kingdom but of All Things. There Are Prophets That Are to Live during That Spiritually Decadent Time and Josť Is One of Them. Concurrently, There Is a Judo That's Going on in Sin in Its History As Well. But God Now Uses Hosea As a Model. He Uses His Marriage As an Object Lesson to the Spiritual Decay of the People They Are Spiritually Adulterous Their Following Items and so the Lord Chooses to Use Hosea Is Not Only His Words and Writings.
What Is Marriage As an Object Lesson to Get the Attention of the People of Israel Verse Two of Chapter 1 When the Lord First Spoke through Hosea of the Lord Said to Hosea, Go, Take to Yourself a Wife of Harlotry, Just Pause There and Imagine She's a Prostitute and He's to Marry Her in There to Have Children in the Midst of This Harlotry. This Adulterous Generation. Verse 30 of Verse Three. I'm Sorry Verse Three He Went and Took Gomer, the Daughter of the Blame and She Conceived and Bore Him a Son Named Him Jim Is Real. Verse Six She Conceived Again Gave Birth to a Daughter. The Lord Gave Them a Name for the Daughter Verse Eight. When She Had Weaned the Daughter She Conceived and Gave Birth to a Son.
So We Got a Boy and a Girl and the Boys Are Back to Back in This Horrible Era, Even to Name Their Children. Some of the Characteristics of Their Time. She Splits She Heads for the Street Is Left a Single Parent to Rear the Children with All of Those Demands. He's a Prophet with All of the Embarrassment. It of a Preacher Friend Who Calls This Story Is Scandal in the Parsonage. I Mean There's Appears a Prophet with a Wife Living on the Street That's Not Bad Enough, Look at Chapter 3 of Hosea, Then the Lord Said to Me Go Again Love a Woman Who Is Loved by Her Husband yet and Adulterous. Even As the Lord Loves the Sons of Israel, Though, They Turn to Other Gods. Verse Three or Verse Two, so I Bought Her for Myself for 16 for 15 Shekels of Silver.
Homer and I Have Barley. He Buys Her Back and Look at What He Says to Her Usual Stay with Me for Many Days You Shall Not Play the Harlot, nor Shall You Have a Man so I Will Also Be toward You While I Pause, Though We Haven't Much Time Here I Pause to Let That Sink in Hosea 99 Says the Nation Has Gone Deep into Depravity in Here Is up.
Here Is a Husband-Wife Relationship. That's to Carry out before the People What It Is like for God to Love the People of Spiritual Adultery, Just As God Loves the Idolaters so Hosea, Your to Love Your Wife Take Her Back by Her from the Street Lived with Her As a Maid Brings up the Principle of Marriage Can Overcome the Most Extreme Challenges. The Most Extreme Challenges. Maybe You've Gone through Unfaithfulness with Your Partner. I Don't Know.
Maybe You've Known the Embarrassment of That Being Found out in the Public Hearing about It in Feeling the Rejection. The Horror of All That Goes with That You May Have Gone through Some Some Other Extreme Challenges of As a Couple of Marriage Can Survive for the Grace of God Can Overcome the Most Extreme Challenges. The Third One Is Tucked Away in the First Chapter of Matthew. You Remember This One.
The Hosea Gomer May Not Be a Familiar Story, but Mary and Joseph Think so. The Couple Is Betrothed. That Means There Legally Engaged Which Means If There's Going to Be a Break in the Engagement. It's Gotta Be a Legal Divorce Verse 18 Says That Mary Was Found to Be with Child by the Holy Spirit. The Problem Is. Joseph Didn't Know Anything about It. When She Finally Did Tell Him Joseph Listened Blank and Thought You Are Pregnant. Verse Refers Response Is a Natural Response. Verse 19, Being a Righteous Man, Not Wanting to Disgrace Her Decided to Send Her Away Privately, Secretly, but When He Had Considered This, an Angel of the Lord Appeared to Him in a Dream, Saying, Joseph, Son of David, Do Not Be Afraid to Take Mary As Your Wife for the Child Who Has Been Conceived in Her Is of the Holy Spirit. She Will Bear a Son, and You Shall Call His Name Jesus. He Will Save His People from Their Sins. It's the Great Christmas Stories of All This Took Place to Fulfill What Was Spoken by the Lord through the Prophet, the Virgin Shall Be with Child, and Bear a Son, Verse 24. Joseph Awoke and Did As the Angel of the Lord Commanded Him and Took Mary As His Wife. We Could You Imagine the Gossip in the Neighborhood, Everybody Can Counted Nine She Shows up and Return of the Closing Really Early on, I Made It Follows Him like a Snake All of His Life and Is an Adult. There Are These Who Hate Him Saying We Know Who Our Father Is Implying You Illegitimate You Know, the Hero of the Story Is Joseph. Joseph Marries Her Doesn't Touch Her Purse for 25 He Kept Her Virgin until She Gave Birth to a Son Is Quite Know Why Because a Marriage Can Endure.
The Strangest of Circumstances.
A Marriage Can Endure It at the Third Principle I Want You to Remember and I Know If We Listen to All of You. You All Have Stories You Could Tell of the Strangest Circumstances You've Survive. I Want to Make a Disclaimer Here Because Some of You Are Really Now Believing in the Dinosaur so Let Me Let Me Get on the Same Level with You. I Want to Be Overbearing regarding Any of This. I Want to Be Biblical to the Core, but Also Want to Be Realistic. There Are Times When Divorce Is Permitted or Times in the Body of Christ Needs to Accept That Facelift and Lovingly Move through It or Time from for the Sake of Your Safety. You Need to Get Away from a Partner That Would Kill You or Beat You Mercilessly If He Could Realize That Everything Can Be Spun in a Certain Manner from the Pulpit Making an Unbearable Situation Seem Oversimplified.
I Don't Want to Do That. I Live in the Very Real World of Been a Ministry over 40 Years Helped A Lot Of Folks Going through Terrible Time. My Heart Has Been Broken More Times Than I Can Count When I've Witnessed Situations Where If There Hadn't Been a Break. It Would Have Been Disastrous. But Is the Exception. My Message Is All about. That Being the Exception. It's All about.
From Now on with You Okay I Want You to Jump into It Ahead of Time Read Somewhere That to Procedure Should Never Be Entered into Prematurely Divorce and Involving That's Good Advice and Support That Stuff in His Veins, for He Is Gone. You Know, the Harsh Way to Put It but No One Jump in a Locale Care Are Not As Divorce Come out Here Late Stop so Would God Wants and I'm Pleading for Your Marriage. Is That What God Wants Is That within the Framework of What God Is Provided Been Given for You. You Justify That Biblically Step up to That. These Are Principles That I Want You to See and All That I Have Adamantly Withstood All the Hosea, Gomer Went through All That, Even That That That Did Joseph and Mary Went through. It Is Want to See the Principal Didn't Give It a Chance Give It Your Best Best Shot Every Couple I Know Is Has Had Reason to Really Reconsider That. Should I Had Gotten into This Is a Reasonably Good Marriage and There's Something about the Last Thing That Makes Gives a Message to Your Kids That Is Very Very Healthy and Most Occasion Model Now Couple Closing Comments. If Marriage Is Going to Survive. Commitment Is the Key. That's the Key Euclidean. I Am Committed. I Know It Went Sour. I Know This Is Happened. I Know These Times Are Such and Such, but I Am Committed to This Relationship Isn't the Pattering of the Heart under Moonlit Night in Hawaii Is the Lovely Little Ceremony Where You Say I Do That Won't Hold You Marriage Together Isn't Wonderful Vows That You Write and Say Them in British English, It Isn't It It It It Isn't That That Will Marriage Together. It Is Gut Level Commitment That Says No Matter What a Menu I'm There. I'm Staying That If You Cannot. At That Point You Can Find the Justification the Scriptures and You Cannot Give It a Chance.
If Any Marriage Is Going to Survive. Commitment Is the Key Here Is the Second When It Commitment Is the Key. Christ Is the Law Christ Is the Lock. I'm Amazed That Any Unsaved Marriage Stays Together. Many of Them Do. I'm Amazed the That A Lot Worse Doesn't Happen to Those without Christ Will Have A Lot Better Record Than They Do.
By the Way, so Forget Stuffy about It. Check the Figures. His Presence in Our Lives, His Power at Work. His Prevailing Encouragement. His Compassion so That We Forgive Really Forgive a Partner Who's Really Blown It Just Really Forgive Some Got This Letter from the Lady Who Had Heard Me Speak on Commitment. Several Years Ago I Decided to Remain Steadfast in Commitment to My Own Marriage That Was in the Middle of a Divorce Action. God Has Changed Me. He Has Given Me a New Love for My Husband and, in Turn, My Husband Has Been Changing in His Attitude toward Me.
He Still Uncommitted about His Relationship with Jesus a Miracle. I Am Anticipating Six Months Ago We Set Listen to a Non-Christian Counselor Tell Us to Get on with the Divorce Because There Was Absolutely Nothing Left in Our Marriage and No Basis upon Which to Build. Well, God's Grace Has Allow the Country Is Still a Real Struggle. Some Days I've Learned That As We Pulled toward Each Other Rather Than Push at Each Other.
The Direction Is More Secure and Sound so Commitment Is Not Just Another Word in My Vocabulary. It's Become a Real Part of My Life and It Starts with Christ.
It Really Does like It about with Me Please. There's Never Been a Time in Your Life When You Have Said to the Lord Jesus Christ. I Need You. I Believe in You. I Accept You Your Death on My Behalf.
I Am Lost in Your Able to Save Me.
I Come to You Now Lord Jesus Christ and I Trust You for Eternal Salvation. Thank You for Coming into My Life.
We Have Very Qualified Counselors Who Will Talk Straight with You about Salvation Invite You to Come Today. Thank You Father for This Great Symphony Which Is Played on Year after Year. Thank You for My Parents Who Stuck It out. Thank You for Cynthia's Parents Who Stuck It out. Thank You for Most of These Who Are Hanging in There through Difficult Children Hardship Bankruptcy Heartbreak Tragedy, Disappointment, Perhaps Even Adultery through the Pain and Heartache That Simmering. Thank You for Giving Us Grace to Make May Only Good Come from This Confusion May Street Come from This Weakness May Commitment Emerge. Weather Has Been Compromised and We Will Give You, through Jesus Christ, Praying about Is a Myth Listening to Insight for Living the Bible Teaching of Chuck Swindoll. He Titled Today's Message Symphony of Survival in the Key of C and to Learn More about This Ministry.
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