Marriage: Duel or Duet
James 1:19; 3:5-8
Jesus said, "if any man thirst let him come unto me and Drink." and the only people who go away unsatisfied with, from That living water are those who are filled with the stagnate water Of self-love. But if you'll seek the lord Jesus, today, if you don't know him, listen to me, if you'll seek him today, you can find him. Take God's word and open, please, to the book of James, Chapter one, and in just a moment we're going to read a formula That will change your marriage from a "duel" to a "duet." one Verse, just one verse out of the word of God, properly understood, I guarantee you, will transform a marriage. Now, we're talking about a duel. Is it common to debate with your mate? Hum, well, it is. Almost all folks who are married sometimes get into it. Now, look up here all you holy-looking People and just nod your head this way. Sometimes we get into it. Now, sometimes some folks stay in it. I mean you'd think they were Married by the secretary of war rather than the justice of peace. I mean they just, they just stay in it. Well, the most important Thing, believe it or not, is not whether or not you have Confrontations. The most important thing is this: how do you handle those confrontations? Look in verse 19, "wherefore, my Beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath." better words, truer words, more helpful words could not be said in a shorter sentence. "Wherefore, my beloved Brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to Wrath." now, what he is really saying is this: "tune in, tone Down, sweeten up." that's what it says. "Tune in" (be swift to Hear), "tone down" (be slow to speak), "sweeten up" (be slow to Wrath). Now, I want us to think about these things in some detail. First of all, he tells us that we are to "tune in." and he's Talking there about the awesome power of the listening ear. You Know the bible says in proverbs chapter 18 and ver ...
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