An Excellent Marriage is IMPOSSIBLE
without an Excellent Husband
Bible Study Objectives:
1. To remind you that an excellent marriage exists when both spouses pursue excellence: I Samuel 25:1-3
2. To remind you that marriages never coast into excellence, excellent behavior is intentional: Daniel 1:8, 6:3
3. To remind you that disobedience is sin and sin has bad consequences: James 4:17, Psalms 66:18, Psalms 81:10-16
4. To remind you that to tolerate/embrace sin is to invite destruction into your life and your home: Hosea 4:1-6
Excellent/Extremely Good Husbands Know The Following:
1. A wise husband knows that his spouse can never be the source of happiness: John 13:17, Genesis 2:18, Exodus 20:3
2. A wise husband knows that obedience brings blessings, disobedience brings cursing: Deuteronomy 11:26, Malachi 3:10
3. A wise husband knows that God expects him to be the head/leader of his family: Ephesians 6:23, I Corinthians 11:3
4. A wise husband knows that it is impossible to succeed without being filled with the Spirit: Ephesians 5:18, John 15:5
5. A wise husband knows that real love is a behavior and not just a feeling: Ephesians 5:33, John 14:15, Revelations 3:19
6. A wise husband knows that he is to model excellence in his daily behavior: Titus 1:16, 2:6-12, 3:3, Ephesians 4:29-32
7. A wise husband knows that he is not to nag/punish his family into submission: I Corinthians 7:2-5, Ephesians 5:25-6:4
8. A wise husband knows that anger leads to danger and regret: Numbers 20:7-12, Ephesians 4:1-2, 4:14-15, 4:17-31
9. A wise husband knows that he must be careful with his words: James 1:19-20, Judges 11:30-39, Romans 12:14-21
10. A wise husband knows that if he disobeys God, his children often make the same choice: II Samuel 12:10, 18:9-33
Bible Study Summary: If you were on trial for being a good husband would there be enough evidence to convict you?
1. We study the Bible to discover what is right and wrong, how to get right and stay right: II Timothy 3:16
2. We obey the Bible because obedience is the only way for genuine happiness to find us: James 1:22-25
3. We are to carefully examine ourselves and make adjustments if excellence is to find us: II Corinthians 13:5
Read the Bible to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy.
It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you.
It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s constitution. Here paradise is restored, heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand subject, our good its design, and the glory of God its end.
It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully.
It is a mine of wealth, a paradise of glory, a river of pleasure.
It is given to you in life, will be opened at the judgment and be remembered forever.
It involves the highest responsibility, rewards the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its holy contents.
The young should study the Bible to learn how to live life to its fullest and not make the mistakes others have made.
The old should study the Bible to learn how Christians are to finish well and die victoriously.
The ignorant should study the Bible to acquire wisdom.
The proud should study to the Bible to learn about the benefits of humility.
The rich for compassion, the poor for comfort, the weak for strength, the troubled for peace, the sinner for salvation, the doubter for assurance, and all Christians should study the Bible for supernatural intervention and daily guidance necessary to finish well.
The Above lesson was written by Tommy Dowling
a Sunday School Teacher for over 40 years.
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