MAJOR BIBLICAL PASSAGES REGARDING MARRIAGE

Genesis chps. 1-3 - God’s Original Plan for Marriage

Psalm 112:1-3 - Blessing of God on man & family who fears God

Psalm 127:1 - (re: building a home - not physical house)

Psalm 128:1-4 - the Blessing of God on the family of the man who fears God

Proverbs 2:16,17 – marriage as covenant with God

Proverbs chps. 5-7 - pitfall of adultery

Proverbs 5:15-19 – one solution to avoiding adultery – consistent, passionate sex

Proverbs 18:22 - “He who finds a wife find a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.” Balance to I Cor. 7:8, 26,

Proverbs 19:13 - “..the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping...”

Proverbs 19:14 - “... a prudent wife is from the Lord.”

Proverbs 24:3,4 - Importance of wisdom, understanding, knowledge in home

Proverbs 31:10-31 - The Model Wife/Mother (children/husband response = vs. 28, 29)

Ecclesiastes 9:9 - Command for husbands to enjoy their wife

Song of Songs - Legitimacy and beauty of romance/intimacy with spouse

Malachi 2:14-16 - God’s displeasure with neglect of wife/divorce

Matthew 10:2-12 - Jesus on Divorce and Marriage

Mark 10:2-12 - Jesus on Divorce and Marriage

Luke 14:26 - importance of putting Jesus first

I Corinthians 7 - (this chapter has parts that are easily misunderstood - when you read it, you have to keep all that God has revealed in His word in mind).

Note vs. 3-5 as to the command to pursue/not withhold a sexual relationship with one another in marriage.

I Corinthians 13 - “love chapter” not specifically re: marriage

I Corinthians 14:35 – wives in a corporate gathering judging prophecy

Ephesians 5:22-33 - Longest passage on marriage/husband & wife roles

Colossians 3;18,19 - Wife/husband roles

I Thess. 4:3 – God’s will for every believer in every case is for sexual purity

Titus 2:4 – younger wives loving their husbands

Titus 2:5 – younger wives being subject to their husbands

Hebrews 13:4 - Sex in marriage

I Peter 3:1-7 - Role of wife and husband in marriage

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