MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

What If He Asked You to Marry a Spouse That Would Cheat? (Hosea)

May 24th, 2018 Viewed 361 times

Hosea 1:1-3 – Hosea was asked to marry a woman that would be unfaithful, just like Israel

He knew that she would be unfaithful from the beginning. He knew that it was to show that Israel was going to be unfaithful to God.

What would you do?

Many of us spend years thinking about who we will marry. Many of us come up with lists of traits. On none of those lists is someone that we know is or would be unfaithful to us.

God sometimes asks of us a difficult thing, or has something happen to us to be an example or an encouragement to others.

photo by: Chris Yarzab

Old Testament Husbands – Isaac, Jacob, Hosea

April 16th, 2018 Viewed 751 times

What was the main problem with Jacob and Esau? (Gen 27:1ff)

Other than the fact that God had chosen one?  Each of the parents had chosen favorites, and there was no secret that the father preferred the older.  This is a problem that would manifest itself in the next generation, as Jacob would also consider Joseph his favorite.

What should a young man be willing to do for the woman that he loves? (Gen 29)

Jacob was willing to work for Laban for seven years, and then another seven years for Rachel.  While I’m not advocating working for fourteen years to earn the right to marry a woman, the commitment needs to be secure before entering marriage.  This follows through with the bride price, etc.  A woman is valuable—she completes a man, she is his helper, and therefore entering into a marriage covenant should not be taken lightly or simply because of feelings.

Was it wrong for Jacob to give Joseph a special coat? (Gen 37)

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.