Thursday, December 31, 2009

daily text 12/31

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
"Be wrathful, and yet do not sin; let the sun not set with you in a provoked state." (Ephesians 4:26)

When applied, these words can help us to solve or to avoid marital discord. But what if you entered into a marriage arrangement unwisely? You may now find yourself in a relationship that may not seem as romantic as others enjoy. Still, your remembering the Creator’s view of the marriage bond will help you. Under inspiration, Paul counseled Christians: “Let marriage be honorable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.” (Hebrews 13:4) It certainly is possible for Christians to find joy in marriage. To do so takes effort and the displaying of Christian qualities, one of which is being yielding. Today, in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses around the globe, there are countless married couples who prove that it can be done.
(Watchtower issue: 03/15/08, 2:16-18)