LESSON 5 2/10/2016
CHALLENGES FAMILIES FACE
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 240, 242
Devotional Reading: Micah 7:5-7
Topic For Adults: Family Built To Survive
Topic For Youths: Lay Lasting Family Foundation
Topic For Intermediates: God’s Grace Is Enough For Your Family’s Problems
Scripture Lesson: Matt. 7:24, 25; 2 Cor. 6:14-16; 1 Cor. 10:13
Memory Verse: Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Loneliness In Marriage
Though Leah was married, she did not enjoy the companionship which marriage ought to have accorded her. The husband did not love her, so she was a stranger in her marital home. When a couple fails to become one as they ought to, they may live together under the same roof but they experience loneliness in the home. One symptom of loneliness in marriage is one partner seeking comfort and companionship outside the marital home. The husband is likely to hang out with friends till late in the night, while the wife wants to attend every outing with her friends and relatives in order to be outside the marital home. The cause of loneliness in marriage can be refusal for the couple to trust each other, one party being overtly secretive about his or her life, refusal to take the wife as a companion, unbiblical cultural practice which relegates the wife to a necessary evil that should not be trusted. All these negate God’s plan for marriage.
Point of Emphasis: The two should both be naked, the man and his wife, and should not be ashamed.
Prayer Point: Father, grant each home such love that the members will not miss the joy of marriage.