[CF Devotionals] 2010-09-19 - The Seventh Commandment

The Ten Commandments ~ Part 44
Seventh Commandment, Part 7

Practical Application

So what are some of the ways we can strengthen our marriages? It isn't enough to make sure our marriage is in good shape. We also have a responsibility to strengthen one another's. Within the body, we have to show concern for all the marriages. We must be supportive to those in trouble. We have to be willing to take action, when sin does overtake this relationship.

And what are some of the ways we can strengthen our relationship with the Lord? Our lives, then, should be typified by faithfulness. Faithfulness in our marriages and faithfulness in our relationship to the Lord. These will feed one another, because if we can't practice fidelity in one area, it is unlikely that we will be able in other.

We live in a society where functioning marriages appear to be the exception, not the rule. People are usually amazed that Janette and I have been married almost thirty years. But it is a commitment to God that makes a commitment in marriage possible.

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Geoff

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