Monday, October 29, 2012

Little Foxes That Destroy Marriages And Families



Marriage is the oldest human institution.
It was instituted and commissioned by God Himself.
Genesis 2:18, 24
18 - And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

It is the intention of God for marriages to be fruitful and successful.
Genesis 1:27 -  28
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God want families to live together in unity, peace and harmony
Psalms 133:1, 3
1 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
3 - .... for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
 
However, marriage (Families) faces both internal and external challenges.
Some of these challenges are small in nature but very destructive.
Songs of Solomon 2:15 - Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

Some Of These Foxes Are:

1.      Poor Foundation
2.      Lack of Blessings parental /God
3.      Envy
4.      Bitterness
5.      Anger
6.      Lies (dishonesty)
7.      Careless talk
8.      Selfishness
9.      Pride
10.  Laziness
11.  Associations
12.  Past experiences
13.  Evil competition
14.  Poor planning
15.  Exposure or lack thereof. Etc.
16.   Poor priorities (Time /Resources)

Main Source Of These Foxes
1.     No Letting God Have His Place In Marriage.
Psalms 127:1 -
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Hebrews 3:4 -
For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
2.     Misunderstanding of the individual roles in a marriage or family setup.
(Job description in families) -
Psalms 11:3 -
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
3.     Disloyalty