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The Perfect Ten For A Whole Life (Ten Commandments)
1. Projects the Devotion of Marriage
A) The Premise on Which Marriage Was Established
B) The Promise by Which Marriage Was Entered
2. Prohibits the Defilement of Marriage
A) A Sin That Is Condemned
B) A Sin That Is Consequential
3. Promotes the Development of Marriage
A) A Loving Marriage
B) A Lasting Marriage
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, each year 2.3 million couples marry in America. For some, their marriage will become a special, sacred and satisfying relationship. For others, their marriage will be anything and everything but a happy marriage. This is evident in the number of divorces that occur each year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly half of the recent first marriages may end in divorce. According to one study I read 49 out of 100 marriages in the United States end in divorce.
For many, their marriage will not end in divorce, but their relationship is more endured than enjoyed. A little boy took a history exam. The final question was, "Who was Patrick Henry?" His answer was, "Patrick Henry was a man who got married and then said, 'Give me liberty or give me death.'"
God never intended marriage to be a burden but a blessing. His purpose for marriage was to provide a relationship to enhance and enrich life. Apart from our relationship with God, there is no relationship that can be any more meaningful or fulfilling than marriage.
As we continue our study of the Ten Commandments we come to the 7th commandment that says, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." This commandment speaks to us of the sacredness of marriage and the kind of marriage God intended each of us to have.
Let's look at the 7th commandment by first noticing that it:
1. PROJECTS THE DEVOTION OF MARRIAGE
The 7th commandments projects and sets forth the idea o ...
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