YOU CAN DESTROY YOUR SPOUSE

3 Nov

 YOU CAN DESTROY YOUR SPOUSE 

In the book of Titus we are told that if we are not discreet or sensible, that we blaspheme Gods word.

You may not INTENTIONALLY want to blaspheme Gods word, but there may be times that you do, especially in your marriage.

That is why it is important for us to read Gods word daily so that we have wisdom and guidance to live according to His word.

“Be discreet…that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” Titus 2:4

The word “discreet” is SOPHRON.  SOZO means “save”.  PHREN means “mind”.

So discreet means “a saved mind.”

The Apostle Paul is telling us wives that we had better have a “saved mind” or we will blaspheme Gods word and that will bring destruction to our marriage.

Your saved mind should lead to right thinking and right decisions.

A “saved mind” leads to right living and a healthy marriage.

You should avoid extremes.

It is easy for us to “Minor on the majors, and major on the minors.”

In other words, we can easily make a big deal out of nothing and totally avoid issues that can destroy our spouse.

Wrong outlook LEADS to wrong outcome.

Do you have the right outlook on your ministry at home?

Can we ASK your husband and children?

Can we ask your in-laws and co-workers?

If you are a sensible (discreet) Christian wife, you will be in control of your mind.

Don’t allow distractions to gain your attention and push out your spouse.

Know your priorities and be DEVOTED to them.

Place your spouse in your priorities.

I will give you some assistance.  Your spouse should come right after God on your priority LIST.

Avoid things that are foolish and unproductive.

Ask God to help you by going into the “secret places” in your heart.

Self-control is what is needed.

We demand our children to use self-control and we DON’T do the same.

On a daily basis, our “SELF” produces desires that should be denied.

Luke 9:23 tells us we should “deny self.”

Luke 13:24 says, “…strive to enter through the narrow door…”

The Greek word for strive is “agonizesthe” which has the word “agonize” in it.

Are you agonizing to be discreet, sensible and self-denying to your spouse?

How can you produce “self-control” in your life?

Let’s see what God’s word says.

“The grace of God has appeared…instructing us to deny worldly desires.” Titus 2:11

Rather than agonizing in our shame, let’s agonize to deny ourselves and become a better spouse.

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage to be a success.

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