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Being the Right Person (6 of 8)
INTRO: The preacher was visiting the fourth-grade Sunday School class to talk about marriage. As part of the lesson, he asked the class, 'What does God say about marriage?' Immediately, one boy replied, 'Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.'
Most marriages experience periods of frustration in which one or both spouses do not know what to do and even wonder whether they made a mistake. Perhaps they married the wrong person.
QUOTE: Zig Ziglar
'I have no way of knowing whether or not you married the wrong person, but I do know that many people have a lot of wrong ideas about marriage and what it takes to make that marriage happy and successful. I'll be the first to admit that it's possible that you did marry the wrong person. However, if you treat the wrong person like the right person, you could well end up having married the right person after all. On the other hand, if you marry the right person, and treat that person wrong, you certainly will have ended up marrying the wrong person. I also know that it is far more important to be the right kind of person than it is to marry the right person. In short, whether you married the right or wrong person is primarily up to you.'
That's profound. A key to happy successful marriages is being the right person. That's where the Bible comes in. In Ephesians 5 Paul speaks to both wives and husbands respectively teaching us how we can be the right person to make our marriages work.
I. WIVES - SUBMISSION 22-24
1) To submit literally means to array/arrange oneself under.
2) The wife's submission to her husband is the uniform teaching of scripture.
a. Gen.3:16 'And he will rule over you.'
b. I Cor.11:3 'The man is the head of a woman'
c. Titus 2:5 Women must be 'subject to their own husbands'
d. I Pt.3:1 'Wives be submissive to your own husbands'
3) Critics of the Biblical model sometimes cha ...
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