MAIN TEXT: SS 2:1-4MEMORY: As the lily among thorns,so is my love among the daughters.
(SS.2:2) A delightsome marriage is one that gives you pleasure.
You are glad that you are in that relationship and appreciate God for giving you your spouse. When you arey away from home, you miss your home. When you see him or her in the afternoon, you are looking forward to bedtime. When someone tells you something, you are looking forward to when you can share it with your spouse. When someone offends you, you are looking forward to reporting to him; Even if you are with one hundred people, you are lonely if he is not among the hundred; When he has a problem, it is like you are the one having the problem; also, when he triumphs, you want people to rejoice with you; when he is not around, you look forward to his arrival; When you look at your spouse as a gift of God for your life. Your day has not started well if you have not held your hands to pray together. A marriage like this may appear utopian to many people, especially those who are having one challenge or the other in their home, but it is achievable. Today we shall be looking at the reasons why your marriage has to be a delight as follows: That’s The Way God Planned It.And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
(Gen.2:18) Life Can Be Terrible When Things Are Wrong At Home.
When things go wrong at home, it affects virtually every other area of life such as your physical and emotional health, productivity at work and even the way you relate with others.Your Spouse Will Be Your Longest Lasting Friend or Foe.Your spouse is the one that will make the greatest impact in your life and for the longest period of time. He will either be your longest serving friend or foe.So That You Won’t Envy Others Who Are Having Delightsome Homes.If your marriage is not a delight, seeing those whose homes are pleasurable may be a source of sadness and envy to you.So That Your Children May Learn From Their Parents.The state of your family affects your children most profoundly. So many researches point to the fact that children that grow up in family where there is love and stability grow up exhibiting those traits and with the desire to replicate it in their own homes in the future. So That You May Be Salt And Light (Matt.5:13-14;16)Your marriage needs to be a delight so that it can be a reference point to others in the world. We may therefore conclude that it is vital to your physical and emotional well-being, that of your children and the society at large for you to have a delightsome home. It does not however just happen, it requires work. It is only those that desire and work towards it that are able to experience it.
DISCUSSION POINTS WITH YOUR SPOUSE* Will you honestly say that your home is a delightsome home?* If It is not really delightsome, when did things really go wrong, since it could not have been so from the beginning?
PRAYER: Father, help me to be able to make the necessary sacrifice for my home to return to our first love in Jesus’ name.
A DELIGHTSOME MARRIAGE DOES NOT JUST HAPPEN. IT OCCURS BECAUSE THE PARTNERS WORK TOWARDS MAKING THE MARRIAGE A DELIGHT. ARE YOU WORKING ON YOUR OWN? -Dr Mike Oluniyi