Essay about Biblical References Of Biblical Texts
We found four specific scriptures we used to reference our within our marriage. As I mentioned, there are plenty of scriptures to use; however, we found these to help guide us in the early beginning stages of our marriage. These scriptures served and serve as a reference point. For example, if we began a conversation about X, Y, or Z and got way off subject and more into our fleshly desires we reverted back to scripture. It is VERY easy to have conversations without referencing God or scripture and remain a Holy Ghost filled Christian. We found this method did not work for us. We had to place scripture first and then whatever next. The four scriptures of reference are 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Galations 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:22-23, and 1 Corinthians 11:3, 8-12.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
L et’s recall love is the foundation for marriage. There must be love before there can be any marriage. Love is not romanticism or lust or one sided. Love is not what you make it or however you define it or solely defined from past experiences of past relationships. The only definitions Christians should be using for love is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always…