If you get right down to it human behavior somehow is tied or linked back to the desire that most humans to be happy. To find satisfaction in life. To feel accomplished, to b e recognized, to have a sense of being appreciated and valued. 

This is is part of who we are. Humans by nature are always seeking out terms for self preservation, advancement and even simple basic necessity and even more elaborate desires for comfort. Most people, even people who may not show it, or would never allow themselves to admit it, are by nature, creatures who desire to be happy. 

Now there is so much, too much in our world that speaks to happiness and what it is, what it looks like, how much it costs and what it means. But I submit to you, that you will find nothing inside the realm of earths most incredible possessions and elaborate offerings that can compare to the happiness that a man or woman can encounter first hand within the kingdom of God. 

In closing out our series on “Marriage According to God” we’ve covered quite a bit of ground, and through testimony and private conversation, there has been advances in marriages of our church family for the glory of God.

I think the strongest personal impact comes when we embrace the truth that our Marriage as an illustration of Christ’s love for us. That changes everything; if the purpose of me being married is a detailed depiction of Christ love for me, then the marriage is really different than anything the world defines it as. If we truly believe that it will change us. I want to be more like Him, love like Him and live out what He lives out towards me. 

Tonight, the Lord has us in a Psalm of David. This Psalm is quite short but in just a few verses you will see three distinct Expressions from the heart of David.

In all reality, this Psalm represents what life is like. There are seasons of life where there is peace and it seems stable and everything just stays sort of even-keeled. What we come to learn are that those become maybe some of the most precious times in life because there are seasons where life seems to be long ride on a “teeter-totter“ of turmoil to tranquility.

Today we will look at a story of marriage in scripture where God so emphatically displayed His love, His mercy, His grace, His forgiveness and His power to restore.

Hosea A prophet with a heartbreaking Homelife. A wife who can do nothing but be Unfaithful.

The Bible is our greatest treasure.

The key to it all, the key to life, the key to knowing the Lord Jesus, the key to wisdom, understanding. The source of strength, the power to withstand, it’s all wrapped up in the Word.

This is why your faith cannot be tied to a human relationship. Your stability in your walk can not be rooted in your attitude towards a church fellowship. It has to be more than just being a member of a church. It has to be that your faith, your life, your marriage is boldly solidified in the Word of God.