|What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice|
Msg #2107 Valentines Love Significance and Security
What The Bible Says
Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice
When God asks a man, in body, soul, and spirit, to leave father and mother and to cleave to his new wife for all his love, and all his security, and all his significance, he salutes sharply and says, “Yes Sir.” But when God asks a woman, in body, soul, and spirit, to do the same, she might say, “Say What???” Men are made out of dirt, women are not; consequently, much of this Valentine's Day message, about the importance of showing love, providing security, and giving significance, will be “Amen'd” by wives, and “Oh-me'd” by husbands.
In general married daughters call mom seven days a week; married sons call on an occasional holiday! So all of us need to rehearse some Valentine's Day tips covering the basics of leaving and cleaving. Valentine's Day comes on February 14th with purpose. Hormones ramp up for spring time, and that comes after woodchucks slip back into hibernation for six weeks, whether they saw shadows or not. The Bible instructs husband and wife to leave mama and cleave to each other for love, security, and significance. Those, incidentally, are the reasons we marry. We call them “soul-mates”, and “significant-others” and we exchange vows for an “until death do us part” security. Love, significance, and security, all have three dimensions of body, soul, and spirit, i.e. for physical security, emotional security and spiritual security. So now then there are nine different areas for leaving and cleaving.
Of course our Lord Jesus Christ is the supreme reality for his love, his giving significance, and his “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee” security. He is the example we are to aspire to in our marriages. Practice all nine dimensions in your marriage. Happy Valentine's Day.
An Essay for week #7 - Feb 14, 2021
Msg in audio at www.GSBaptistChurch.com/audio/gs210214.m4a
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