Proverbs is full of wisdom: wisdom is how to live in God’s world in God’s ways. Many people love to turn to Proverbs to discover what wisdom it contains for living everyday life. However, one of the problems with Proverbs is that the wisdom is not really categorised – it doesn’t come with an index system! I have found one of the best way of getting into Proverbs is drawing out everything it says on a particular topic.
In this article we’re going to look at what Proverbs has to say about love and marriage.
One thing which we need to say to begin with is that Proverbs is addressed from a Father to a Son. This means that everything is written from a male perspective. This is not to say that women cannot read and benefit from this advice as well! But it does explain why it seems to address a man rather than women directly.
Let’s put together some of the wisdom that Proverbs contains about love and marriage.
How does God want us to live when it comes to marriage and sex? Most of us haven’t had an affair – so does that mean we can simply ✅ God’s command here and move on? Jesus explains that there’s far more to it than that.
In the video I mention the Friend Zone feature on this website.
The previousSermon on the Mount video on “Keeping the Rules (Murder)” is available here.
In due course this series will replace the existing Sermon on the Mount series.
This is the only one of the How to Live as a Christian series where we think about specific sins. Why should we think about marriage and sex, and how do we obey Christ in this way?
In this session we cover:
Why the Bible considers sexual sin an important issue;
God’s definition of marriage;
What sexual sin is – especially in our society today;
How we can find forgiveness;
How we can uphold marriage.
This is part eight of the “How to Live as a Christian” video course. In due course, this will be available as a as a course for you to complete as part of the teaching programme.
The How to Live as a Christian series is designed to help new (and not-so-new) Christians get up to speed about living in the way God wants us to. It’s designed to be practical, so that it’s not just all about the theory. You can check out all the videos so far on the YouTube playlist, or if you prefer you can read the whole series.