Myths Of Modern Marriage (1 of 6) by Jerry Vines

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MYTHS OF MODERN MARRIAGE (1 of 6)
Love, Marriage, and a Baby Carriage
Jerry Vines
Genesis 27:5-13
2/18/2001

My purpose is just to bring some practical, down-to-
earth, encouraging words to you about marriage and
about love. Some of you are not married, but would
like to be. Some of you are married and maybe you
would not like to be. Whichever way it goes, I hope
these messages will be an encouragement to you.

I want to read a marriage scene in the Bible for you
in Genesis 27:5-13. Notice the wording carefully—Esau,
his son, Jacob, her son. In the reading of this
Scripture, we step back in a time machine. We have
gone back many centuries to a scene in the Bible
world. It is a familiar scene to those of you who read
the Scriptures. It is a scene of the marriage of Isaac
and Rebekah. If you were back in those Bible times,
I'm sure that people would say to you, "Do you know
about the perfect marriage between Isaac and Rebekah?"
It seemed indeed to be a marriage made in heaven,
didn't it? Isaac was a believer. The Bible talks
about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He was
rather a quiet man, a meditative man. Seemed to have
been, in many ways, an easygoing man.

Rebekah on the other hand is an amazing young lady.
She was willing to go a land where she had never been
and marry a man she had never seen. It was really kind
of one of those "love at first sight" situations. So,
they got married and it was the perfect marriage. It
was the marriage made in heaven. For a period of time
they didn't have any children and Rebekah desperately
wanted children. So, Isaac went to God in prayer and
asked God for a child. Like the Lord so often does,
the Lord gave double. Instead of one, God gave two—
twins.

God gave Janet and I twins. The first child was a girl
and the second and third were a boy and a girl. For a
while there we thought all our children were going to
be born the first year. Twins—doubl ...


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