THE FOUR VOWS
THE VOW OF PRIORITY.
THE VOW OF PURSUIT.
THE VOW OF PARTNERSHIP.
THE VOW OF PURITY.
WHO’S THE ONE?
GOD IS YOUR ONE AND YOUR SPOUSE IS YOUR TWO.
Matthew 22:37-39 - You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.
THE VOW OF PRIORITY
I PROMISE GOD WILL BE MY FIRST PRIORITY AND MY SPOUSE WILL BE MY SECOND.
Genesis 2:24 - This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
leaves: azab (aw-zab'); loosen or relinquish.
PROTECT THE PRIORITIES.
Children are a temporary assignment.
Marriage is a lifetime commitment.
Ephesians 5:25 - For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her...
Talk It Over
- How has culture shaped your idea of marriage?
- “Seek the One while preparing for your two.” Have you ever gotten this out of order? What happened?
- In what ways have you idolized and then demonized your spouse? What difference would realigning your priorities to make God first and your spouse second make?
- What are your priorities specific to marriage? What can you do to protect them?