God's Pattern for the Home
by Dr. Waylon B. Moore
(You may want to print, or download, this four-page lesson so that you can
fill in the blanks. Also, each person may want their own copy of this lesson.
Plus, Scripture references are intentionally left for you to look up in your
God has much to say in the Bible about a joyous married life. Prayerfully
look up each Scripture reference in this Bible study, read the verse,
then write your answer to each question in your OWN words. Before you
begin, pray, asking God for wisdom and willingness to understand what He
is saying to you. First, please write your definition of love:
Turn to Ephesians, Chapter 5. God's basic command for all husbands is (Verse 25).
1. What KIND of love are you to have for your wife? (Verse 25)
How is this divine-kind of love to be expressed?
Yes, Jesus' own sacrificial love for us is the only kind of love we can
afford to have for a wife. This divine love gives the wife everything she
needs that is BEST for her it does not give her what she necessarily
wants or desires, however. Jesus gives to us His best.
2. Where can we get this powerful love? Romans 5:5
How can we understand God's love? 1 John 3:16
What must we be willing to do for other Christians? Verse 16
What then must you daily be willing to do for your wife?
This laying down your life is really another way of expressing the
rules of love in 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter of the Bible.
3. How MUCH are you to love your wife? Ephesians 5:28
4. What does God hold you responsible to do for your wife? Ephesians 5:29
With whom are you to live? Ephesians 5:31
5. What is one reason for marriage? 1 Corinthians 7:2
6. What does God call your body? 1 Corinthians 3:16
7. What is your body for? 1 Corinthians 6:13
To have any sex relationship with anyone but your wife is adultery and is to
(1 Corinthians 6:15)
What is the penalty for adultery? 1 Corinthians 3:17, 18
Will you read 1 Corinthians 13 each day this week, asking God to grant you
His own divine love for your wife?
yes no (circle one)
1. What is God's plan for a contented wife? 1 Peter 3:1
The word conversation = manner of life.
2. What is priceless with God? 1 Peter 3:4
3. See Ephesians 5:22. Wives are to
themselves to their
Who chose the husband to be the head and you to be
submissive to him? See 1 Timothy 2:11, 12.
4. What AREAS are wives to submit to their husbands? Ephesians 5:24
5. From Hebrews 13:4:
The sex relationship is
God's judgement is on
Is there any area of rebellion against God, and therefore your husband,
which you need now to confess to God in prayer?
LOVE IS A DECISION:
Love is a commitment of one's will to what is best for someone else as
long as they live. It is not an emotion, but produces emotions.
Feeling in love or no longer feeling in love is
completely apart from the Bible concept of love. Love always expresses
itself in giving. Romans 5:8
NOTE: Why not share your study with your husband or wife after both of
you have completed it. Discuss what you learned, found difficult, new,
or were challenged to do by this study.
IDEAS, VERSES FOR DISCUSSION:
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