Sunday, 15 October 2017

Some lessons I learnt from my traveling experience to Akure.

Lesson 3: From The Church Sermon 
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While I was on my way to the church, where the wedding ceremony took place, Christ Church (Anglican) along Estate High School, the bike man that took me, due to his incomprehension of the church's name, he rode me elsewhere. I just discovered that he was just heading up the hilly road until I told him to turn back and we asked for direction to the church. 
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I was late for the church and the sermon was on already. I was able to pick few things from the vicar's message, however, the most striking word is this: 
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"Don't run your marriage without the instructional manual - The Holy Bible".
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Do you know what that means? 
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He illustrated a scenario of what happened to him when he bought a new refrigerator. He had forgotten that he was told not to put on the appliance as soon as he got home because of the pressure that would have been exerted in the gas compressor.
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Ignorantly, he put it on immediately he got home but he discovered that it didn't cool. Like many of us, he failed to read the manual and it had to cost him the purchase of another gas compressor. 
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How are you or how do you intend to run your life and marriage? 
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There is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is destruction. There's a cultural way of running your marriage. There's a western way of dealing with your husband or wife. There's a self-indoctrinated way which is influenced from your experience, education or exposure. There's even a religious way of running your marriage but all these would lead you to destruction. 
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God institutionalized marriage and He has the instructional manual for it. Husband love your wife. Wife submit yourself to your own husband, as to the Lord. 
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What made you sure you have married your own wife or husband? Adam said, "This is my bone of bones and flesh of my flesh". Not every man or woman you marry perfectly fits into your life and destiny.
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First key to marital bliss is to marry your own husband or wife and you can only achieve this with the help of God, not your intuition. 
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The first duty of the husband in marriage is to LOVE his wife. And the wife is to reciprocate by SUBMISSION. Submit to him as you would submit to God. 
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If a wife doesn't submit to God, it'll be difficult for her to submit to her husband. And it's hypocrisy to submit to God or men of God while you dishonor your head (husband).
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Next is that husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Christ loved the church and gave himself for it (sacrifice) that He may sanctify it and cleanse it.
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If you love your wife the way your father loved your mother which isn't according to God's pattern, it will bring chaos into your marriage. If you love her the way you have been schooled through the media or movie, you're in for trouble. 
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If you can't love her like Christ, then love her as your own body. He that loves his wife loves himself. 
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How many husbands loves their wives the way they love their own bodies? Men, do you hate your bodies? Husbands do to your wives what you will do to your bodies.
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There are lots of information to gather from God's instructional manual about your marriage but I hope these few ones would help. Please, stay with God's word (The Bible) for your life and marriage. 
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One more lesson to come your way, please stay tuned.
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© Oluwamayowa Adeniyi

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