by Adrian Rogers

When The String Snaps
Adrian Rogers
Proverbs 15:13-22

Turn to Proverbs chapter fifteen. We're in a series of messages entitled "The Music of Marriage," and you will remember in the very first message we talked about "Dad: the Leader of the Band" and how the father sets tune in the home. He is the leader of the band. And then last week, we talked together about "Harmony in the Home." Husbands and wives are to sing the same song, but they sing different parts, that's what makes it harmonious. And not mere melody, but wonderful harmony when we play the part that God has equipped us to play. So, a husbands and wives are uh are singing the same song, different parts, hopefully they are singing the right rhythm, so they sing it together.

But now today, I want to talk to you on this subject, "When the String Snaps." I'm really talking about tension in the home. Now look if you will beginning in verse thirteen, "A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but sorrow of the heart, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox" that is filet mignon "and hatred therewith. A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother. Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established." Now I'm going to stop reading there, but I want you to notice some words just if y ...

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