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2 CORINTHIANS 13:5 & 6
5 KEEP TESTING WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE FAITH, KEEP PROVING WHAT YOU YOURSELVES ARE. OR DO YOU NOT RECOGNISE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS IN UNION WITH YOU? UNLESS YOU ARE DISAPPROVED! 6 I TRULY HOPE THAT YOU WILL COME TO KNOW WE ARE NOT DISAPPROVED. (The onus is on each and every person to frequently ensure that they are endeavouring to persevere in doing Jehovah God’s EXPLICIT will to the best of their ability! They must ENSURE that they are in Jehovah God’s ONE and ONLY TRUE FAITH!)
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In fact, Jehovah God commands you to obey every law that your government, king or ruler imposes on you, except when they try to impose laws on you that are not condoned by Jehovah God, or in opposition to His laws.
So, Jehovah God has many, many laws that affect our daily lives.
Jehovah God commands that a wife should obey her husband. Although many excuses are offered, and there is plentiful support from Satan’s allies, women are disobeying Jehovah God’s command incessantly. To avoid this is not easy, but there are methods to alter this situation dramatically.
Firstly, a woman should firstly go to the trouble of not rushing into marriage, should marry for the REALLY “right” reasons, should not “forget” her femininity towards her husband especially when she feels obligated to share her emotions and time with her relatives and siblings, and also ensure that she has given the marriage partner much thought as to who and what he is. There is an expression that states: “A girl that is planning to marry must first complete eating a bag of salt with her husband-to-be before they marry”. The inference is that they should spend enough time together before marriage so as to get to know each other VERY well. There is most probably more, but the above should suffice as a reasonable beginning.
Secondly, society should not be so Satan friendly. Satan thrives on the destruction of the Family Life. When problems arise in a marriage, then the woman normally bears most of the brunt, as it ultimately hurts her far more eventually, irrespective if she has the slightest guilt, or even no guilt at all. It most probably seems that I am trying to side with the husband, but I am not. A woman must realise before she marries that Jehovah God will only allow her to divorce on the grounds of adultery on the part of her husband, and then if she divorces and marries again, then she is considered a prostitute. So, the onus is on her is to ensure that she safeguards herself as far as possible in her choice of a husband, and must realise that her Creator expects her to be obedient to her husband unless what he requests is against Jehovah God’s laws.
The Bible has many Scriptures that cover marriage. The Bible spells out very, very clearly the obligations of each of the partners. Faithfulness is of the utmost importance, as it is also of great importance in your relationship with Jehovah God and His Son Christ Jesus, and the entire family of true Christian relatives.
The ultimate, though, is love, and more importantly, mutual love. This applies to the relationship spoken of above especially. With love abounding, there cannot be hurt, anger or any destructive influences. A person does not really understand the power of love fully, but Jehovah God definitely does.
For instance, in our present evil world, you still find people that do things for their loved ones that are very self-sacrificing, which they would not so easily do for strangers, or even friends. Your new-born baby cries a very tired daddy and mommy awake at two in the morning. What kind of treatment does that little being receive from good, loving and caring parents? It takes a lot to not allow that little being to be spoiled, and after all the little “oohs and aahs”, the child is basically taught, “it is now time to sleep again”. Jehovah God, in His Omniscient wisdom, instilled that desire to love and cuddle in us. We are happy about that gift, and do not care to understand why it brings us such joy. Jehovah God gave that gift to us!
The marriage is easily undertaken, and quite willingly accepted, and that with open arms as well. Then, just as easily, there are all the “reasons” why the marriage is doomed. Just put a dictator in charge that shoots and kills any adulterer, and to tell the truth, no one would then understand why anyone would like to betray their partner. The choice has been removed, and the people are willing to abide by that extremely brutal but realistic law.
Your Father in Heaven could easily have ruled along those lines. Can you think that you would ever be happy if your wife and children possibly hated you, but by circumstances, were forced to listen to you? Jehovah God will not either desire those circumstances. You must want to obey Him and abide by His rules that are actually for your protection and in your favour mostly, if not only.
The following is the natural law of earthlings:
The strong not only survive, but rule, and if necessary, with brutality. Here, down on our earth, the law is: “it is not for you to reason why, but to do or die!” Unfortunately, due to the attitude mentioned above, Jehovah God’s law is similar, but it does not have the: “it is not for you to reason why!” attached. The reason is plain and simple. To be able to love and live in harmony with our Heavenly Father, His Son and the rest of the entire universe, we have to adhere to certain guidelines, not laws and rules.
The Marriage arrangement is one of those guidelines that you should enjoy strictly adhering to.
Just imagine how you would feel by having a person that has become part of you that is just like a pair of new legs after your legs had been amputated. What a blessing that would be, and that from Jehovah God Himself. You would never ever find reasons why you should not have those “new legs”.
To avoid any ill feelings as to comparing your spouse to a pair of “new legs”, do not be judgemental. The implication is to indicate the difference between being allowed to make a choice without true moral value OR abiding by a high moral law that does not allow for unwarranted “choices”.
You will lovingly pamper those “new legs”! How much more so, if those “new legs” WANTED to walk for you, and carry you? If your spouse WANTS to love you and have your interests at heart all the time, and you can reciprocate, then you are overly blessed.
Incidentally, there would never ever seem to be enough reason to want to get rid of those “new legs”, if they were genuinely only a pair of new legs as the choice would also be non-existent. To date, amputated legs cannot be replaced by another pair of human legs. Once again, the “choice” has definitely been removed! Yet, when given the “choice”, it seems so easy to find reasons for getting rid of a marriage partner.
This example only exemplifies the statement in one of the above paragraphs about a dictator that executes people that have “reasons” for divorce! BOTH spouses will then just “UNDERSTAND” that they are to love and support one another to remove the “REASONS”.
Also, a wife, and especially a mother, should always, twenty four hours a day, be industriously concerned in the home. Not working twenty four hours a day, but industriously concerned. The known saying is: “Home is where the heart is!”
Further, it is Jehovah God’s desire that women should work only in their homes. Titus 2:5 confirms the above statement and is given below:
5 to be sound in mind, chaste, workers at home, good, subjecting themselves to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be spoken of abusively.
Just before I go to the Scriptures I feel the necessity to make the following observation:
IN OUR EVIL WORLD OF TODAY, when two people get intimately involved outside the marriage arrangement of Jehovah God they “MAKE LOVE”. So we are talking about fornicators or adulterers.
However, in a marriage it is deemed that the man only marries for sex!
Seems very twisted to me!
As seen later in the Scriptures, you do get “ROUND LOAVES OF BREAD” in the marriage arrangement as well! However, the way intimacy is viewed in our evil world of today seems to be the accepted norm. “LOVE” outside the marriage and “SEX” in the marriage!
In TRUE marriage arrangements, intimacy is between the two PERSONS and NOT the two BODIES!
Let us have a look at a few Scriptures from the Bible about Marriage:
15. Drink water out of your own cistern, and tricklings out of the midst of your own well. 16. Should your springs be scattered out of doors, [your] streams of water in the public squares themselves? 17. Let them prove to be for you alone, and not for strangers with you. 18. Let your water source prove to be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth, 19 a lovable hind and a charming mountain goat. Let her own breasts intoxicate you at all times. With her love may you be in an ecstasy constantly. 20 So why should you, my son, be in an ecstasy with a strange woman or embrace the bosom of a foreign woman? 21 For the ways of man are in front of the eyes of Jehovah, and he is contemplating all his tracks. 22 His own errors will catch the wicked one, and in the ropes of his own sin he will be taken hold of. 23 He will be the one to die because there is no discipline, and [because] in the abundance of his foolishness he goes astray. (The Kingdom of Jehovah God is soon to be established also on earth, and then the entire Kingdom will be fully established into eternity. So, men must always see the beauty of their wives constantly, and their wives only. The “loving hinds and intoxicating breasts” of only their own wives is the theme of these Scriptures. That is the only way humans will be able to live in harmony eternally, especially when they live according to the laid down standards willingly and out of love for their Creator, their fellow humans and themselves. So, the intimacy between marriage partners will also be into eternity and the stigma that has been attached to it in this world of ours will have totally disappeared.)
24 to guard you against the bad woman, against the smoothness of the tongue of the foreign woman. 25. Do not desire her prettiness in your heart, and may she not take you with her lustrous eyes, 26 because in behalf of a woman prostitute [one comes down] to a round loaf of bread; but as regards another man’s wife, she hunts even for a precious soul. 27. Can a man rake together fire into his bosom and yet his very garments not be burned? 28. Or can a man walk upon the coals and his feet themselves not be scorched? 29. Likewise with anyone having relations with the wife of his fellowman, no one touching her will remain unpunishable. 30. People do not despise a thief just because he commits thievery to fill his soul when he is hungry. 31. But, when found, he will make it good with seven times as much; all the valuables of his house he will give. 32. Anyone committing adultery with a woman is in want of heart; he that does it is bringing his own soul to ruin. 33. A plague and dishonour he will find, and his reproach itself will not be wiped out. 34. For the rage of an able-bodied man is jealousy, and he will not show compassion in the day of vengeance. 35 He will have no consideration for any sort of ransom, neither will he show willingness, no matter how large you make the present. (In the Bible it is explicitly stated that the only sin that a person commits against himself is the sin of either fornication or adultery. As can be seen from the above Scriptures, when a man truly loves his wife and she commits adultery then she is engaging in two death-dealing activities. The first is the possibility that she could be murdered due to her acts, and secondly that she will receive eternal death after her resurrection. The same applies to the husband in the marriage! Although it is one of the most senseless deeds that anybody can engage in, adultery has soared to astronomical levels, and unfortunately no one, and I repeat no one, is excluded from the possibility of these evil desires. Satan the Devil is superior to all of us humans, and with his craftiness and being so intelligently wily, the only weapon is prayer to Jehovah God, and having Him in your thoughts constantly as a way of life. A further weapon would be to try to look beyond the fleshly or physical, and see the spiritual. For instance, men used to see women, now they should see wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, etc.
Verse 26 compares a fornicator or an adulterer with a “ROUND LOAF OF BREAD”. What is the eventuality of a “ROUND LOAF OF BREAD”? It either becomes “food for the toilet”, or fertiliser, or just eventually plain dust. Before that, however, it could appear to have certain qualities but that is not really true. It never has mentality, lasting value or usefulness, or any other quality or value than just the fleeting possibility of fulfilling a fleeting physical desire such as hunger, need or plain animalistic lust. )
1 My son, keep my sayings, and may you treasure up my own commandments with you. 2. Keep my commandments and continue living, and my law like the pupil of your eyes. 3. Tie them upon your fingers, and write them upon the tablet of your heart. 4. Say to wisdom: “You are my sister”; and may you call understanding itself “Kinswoman,” 5 to guard you against the woman stranger, against the foreigner who has made her own sayings smooth. 6. For at the window of my house, through my lattice I looked down, 7 that I might peer upon the inexperienced ones. I was interested in discerning among the sons a young man in want of heart, 8 passing along on the street near her corner, and in the way to her house he marches, 9 in the twilight, in the evening of the day, at the approach of the night and the gloom. 10 And, look! There was a woman to meet him, with the garment of a prostitute and cunning of heart. 11. She is boisterous and stubborn. In her house her feet do not keep residing. 12. Now she is outdoors, now she is in the public squares, and near every corner she lies in wait. 13. And she has grabbed hold of him and given him a kiss. She has put on a bold face, and she begins to say to him: 14. “Communion sacrifices were incumbent upon me. Today I have paid my vows. 15. That is why I have come out to meet you, to look for your face, that I may find you. 16 With coverlets I have bedecked my divan, with many-coloured things, linen in Egypt. 17 I have besprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. 18. Do come, let us drink our fill of love until the morning; do let us enjoy each other with love expressions. 19. For the husband is not in his house; he has gone travelling on a way of some distance. 20. A bag of money he has taken in his hand. On the day of the full moon he will come to his house.” 21. She has misled him by the abundance of her persuaveness. By the smoothness of her lips she seduces him. 22. All of a sudden he is going after her, like a bull that comes even to the slaughter, and just as if fettered for the discipline of a foolish man, 23 until an arrow cleaves open his liver, just as a bird hastens into the trap, and he has not known that it involves his very soul. 24 And now, O sons, listen to me and pay attention to the sayings of my mouth. 25 May your heart not turn aside to her ways. Do not wander into her roadways. 26. For many are the ones she has caused to fall down slain, and all those being killed by her are numerous. 27The ways to She’ol her house is; they are descending to the interior rooms of death.
13. A woman of stupidity is boisterous. She is simplemindedness itself and has come to know nothing whatever. 14. And she has seated herself at the entrance of her house, upon a seat, [in] the high places of the town, 15 to call out to those passing along the way, those who are going straight ahead on their paths: 16. “Whoever is inexperienced, let him turn aside here.” And whoever is in want of heart-she has also said to him: 17. “Stolen waters themselves are sweet, and bread [eaten] in secrecy-it is pleasant.”
A capable wife is a crown to her owner, but as rottenness in his bones is she that acts shamefully.
Better is it to dwell upon a corner of a roof than with a contentious wife, although in a house in common.
Better is it to dwell in a wilderness land than with a contentious wife along with vexation.
Better is it to dwell upon a corner of a roof than with a contentious wife, although in a house in common.
A leaking roof that drives one away in the day of a steady rain and a contentious wife are comparable.
23 under a hated woman when she is taken possession of as a wife, and a maidservant when she dispossesses her mistress.
“Cry out joyfully, you barren woman that did not give birth! Become cheerful with a joyful outcry and cry shrilly, you that had no childbirth pains, for the sons of the desolated one are more numerous than the sons of the woman with a husbandly owner,” Jehovah has said.
In the case of the wife that commits adultery, she takes strangers instead of her own husband.
But Jesus went on to say to them: “A prophet is not unhonoured except in his home territory and among his relatives and in his own house.”
“Everyone that divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery, and he that marries a woman divorced from a husband commits adultery.
Romans 7:2 & 3
2 For instance, a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is alive; but if her husband dies, she is discharged from the law of her husband. 3. So, then, while her husband is living, she would be styled an adulteress if she became another man’s. But if her husband dies, she is free from his law, so that she is not an adulteress if she becomes another man’s.
1 Corinthians 6:16
What! Do YOU not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body? For, “The two,” says he, “will be one flesh.”
1 Corinthians 7:4 & 5
4 The wife does not exercise authority over her own body, but her husband does; likewise, also, the husband does not exercise authority over his own body, but his wife does. 5. Do not be depriving each other [of it], except by mutual consent for an appointed time, that YOU may devote time to prayer and may come together again, that Satan may not keep tempting YOU for YOUR lack of self-regulation.
1 Corinthians 11:9
9 and, what is more, man was not created for the sake of the woman, but woman for the sake of the man. (This is not my interpretation. It is a direct statement from Jehovah God.)
1 Corinthians 11:11
Besides, in connection with [the] Lord neither is woman without man nor man without woman. (As I have stated before, Jehovah God did not plan to have single individuals living into eternity alone. The woman was to complement the man.)
1 Corinthians 14:35
35 If, then, they want to learn something, let them question their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in a congregation.
19 speaking to yourselves with psalms and praises to God and spiritual songs, singing and accompanying yourselves with music in YOUR hearts to Jehovah, 20 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ giving thanks always for all things to our God and Father. 21. Be in subjection to one another in fear of Christ. 22. Let wives be in subjection to their husbands as to the Lord, 23 because a husband is head of his wife as the Christ also is head of the congregation, he being a saviour of [this] body. 24. In fact, as the congregation is in subjection to the Christ, so let wives also be to their husbands in everything. 25. Husbands, continue loving YOUR wives, just as the Christ also loved the congregation and delivered up himself for it, 26 that he might sanctify it, cleansing it with the bath of water by means of the word, 27 that he might present the congregation to himself in its splendour, not having a spot or a wrinkle or any of such things, but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28. In this way husbands ought to be loving their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself, 29 for no man ever hated his own flesh; but he feeds and cherishes it, as the Christ also does the congregation, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave [his] father and [his] mother and he will stick to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” 32. This sacred secret is great. Now I am speaking with respect to Christ and the congregation. 33 Nevertheless, also, let each one of YOU individually so love his wife as he does himself; on the other hand, the wife should have deep respect for her husband. (Being a woman, are you going to obey Jehovah God? Was your husband not the one that you accepted as being capable or worthy of your love, respect and willingness to adhere to his requests?)
5 (if indeed any man does not know how to preside over his own household, how will he take care of God’s congregation?)
1Timothy 4:1 – 4
1 However, the inspired utterance says definitely that in later periods of time some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to misleading inspired utterances and teachings of demons, 2 by the hypocrisy of men who speak lies, marked in their conscience as with a branding iron; 3 forbidding to marry, commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be partaken of with thanksgiving by those who have faith and accurately know the truth. 4. The reason for this is that every creation of God is fine, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 for it is sanctified through God’s word and prayer over [it].
Therefore I desire the younger widows to marry, to bear children, to manage a household, to give no inducement to the opposer to revile.
5 to be sound in mind, chaste, workers at home, good, subjecting themselves to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be spoken of abusively.
Let marriage be honourable among all, and the marriage bed be without defilement, for God will judge fornicators and adulterers.
1 Peter 3:1
In like manner, YOU wives, be in subjection to YOUR own husbands, in order that, if any are not obedient to the word, they may be won without a word through the conduct of [their] wives,