“Marriage is honourable in all”

BECOME A MAN OF GOD

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”  1 Corinthians 13:11

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”  1 Timothy 6:11

PREPARE TO FIND A WIFE

“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.”  Proverbs 24:27

“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.”  Proverbs 18:22

LEAVE AND CLEAVE

“And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”  Matthew 19:5

“For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;”  Mark 10:7

To prepare for marriage, our elder and marriage and family counselor exhorted my son to treat his future wife with

HONOR
RESPECT
PROTECTION
CARE
CONCERN

and to practice on his mother and his sister. As a mother brings up her son in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, she reproves, corrects, and instructs in righteousness that as a husband; he is accountable to God:

to love, nourish, and cherish his wife
(Ephesians 5:25-33);

to not be bitter against his wife
(Colossians 3:19);

to dwell with his wife with knowledge, giving honor unto his wife
(1 Peter 3:7).

King Jesus is our Faithful and True Witness, and He will judge a man, who deals treacherously with the wife of his youth (Malachi 2:14-16; Hebrews13:4).

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:
but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
Hebrews 13:4