Wives— Marriage


There are many good-natured jokes circulating about the 
creation of Eve. In one of them, Adam said to the Lord, 
“God, I love life in the garden, but I sometimes feel 
lonesome. Can you give me someone to be with me?” 
When the Lord asked man what he wanted, Adam began 
to describe his preferences. Then God said, “Adam, what 
you are asking might cost you an arm and a leg.” Adam 
said, “Lord, what would you give me for a rib?”

Praise the Lord, He gave man a wife, the best earthly 
companion he could have. Someone once said that God 
made woman from the side of man so she could walk with 
him—not from his feet to trample upon him, or from his 
head to control his life. But again, from his side, in order 
to be his companion, counselor, and friend. Does anyone 
have the wisdom and authority to revamp God’s design 
for the family? Let’s look at some Scriptures about wives.


1. Genesis 2:18–25.

Why did God give Adam a wife? 
What are some ways sin has distorted God’s design for family life?


2. Genesis 3:1–20.

How did the devil become involved in Eve’s life? 
Why do you think he tempted Eve instead of Adam? 
What does Eve’s name mean?


3. Genesis 24:1–4.

Where did Abraham send his servant to get a wife for Isaac? 
Why didn’t Isaac marry someone who lived nearby? 
Why is it important whom we choose to marry?


4. Job 2:9–10.

What counsel did Job’s wife give him? Why? 
What did Job say to her? 
What was Job not guilty of in this exchange? 
What do you think of Job’s comment about what we accept from God?


5. Proverbs 18:22.

Why is finding a wife a good thing? 
What blessings can come from God when a man marries? 
How can wives exemplify godliness in their marriage?


6. Ezekiel 24:14–18.

How was Ezekiel judged? 
How did the Lord refer to Ezekiel’s wife? 
Why was he not allowed to mourn her as was the custom? 
Was the incident a foretaste of loss among the people? 
Study the context of these verses.


7. Malachi 2:13–16.

Why do you think marriages failed so often among the ancient Jews? 
How does God feel about divorce? 
How can God help when family life falls apart?


8. Matthew 22:23–30.

What did the Sadducees ask Jesus? 
What did Jesus say about marriage in heaven? 
In what way will we be like the angels in heaven?


9. Titus 2:4–5.

What is one of the roles of a wife in the church? 
What does it mean to be subject to your husband? 
Discuss 1 Corinthians 7:3–5, 10–16, and Ephesians 5:21–25. 
What does submission to one another really mean?


10. 1 Peter 3:3–7.

What did Simon Peter write about a wife’s true beauty? 
How can wives attain this, and how can husbands help them?


From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor

About the Author (2010):

Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He
received his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary
and his DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has
written a weekly devotional message for newspapers in the towns where
he has served as pastor. Dr. Taylor currently lives in Zapata, Texas.

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Mitt Romney is back in state politics, this time in Utah instead of Massachusetts. However, conservatives in The Beehive State aren’t exactly warming up to the 2012 Republican standard-bearer quite the way many people expected they would.

After finishing second in votes at the state GOP convention, Romney will now face a primary in his run for the Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, Fox News reported.

At the convention in West Valley City on Saturday, Romney polled just behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy captured 50.18 percent of the delegate vote compared to Romney’s 49.12 percent.

That means the two will face off in a primary on June 26 to determine who will represent the GOP this fall.

Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, is considered an extremely popular figure in Utah and was widely expected to have an easy path to the upper chamber.

In a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson, at least one poll showed Romney up by 46 percent. That’s, uh, slightly more than the margin of error.

However, among party loyalists, Romney isn’t exactly viewed with unalloyed fondness.

The 2012 presidential nominee was always known for being decidedly moderate, particularly on issues of immigration and global trade. There was also the fact that he ran a campaign so bumbling that it almost made Michael Dukakis look good.

And then there was Romney’s war of words with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which likely led many to perceive he secretly wished Hillary Clinton would take the Oval Office.

Trump would later consider Romney as a secretary of state pick, although how serious the president-elect was about appointing him is something we’ll likely never know.

While your average Utah Republican is unlikely to let these slights affect their vote, hardcore party activists probably don’t want another RINO who isn’t exactly known for his rapport with the president in the upper chamber of Congress, no matter how famous he may be.

For his part, Romney tried to put a good spin on the humiliation.

“I’m delighted with the outcome. Did very, very well,” he told KSTU. “On to a good, important primary ahead. This is terrific for the people of Utah.”

Dude, you just lost to a guy nobody has ever heard of. However, Kennedy was happy with the results, and unlike Romney, he had good reason to be.

“I’m a candidate with a compelling life story and a unique set of life circumstances I’d like to use to serve the people of Utah,” Kennedy said.

I have no idea what that story or those circumstances are, but I think the key point here is that he’s not Mitt Romney. If he wants to win, that’s pretty much what he should be focusing on. I can see the billboards now. “Mike Kennedy: Not Mitt Romney.” “Mike Kennedy: He didn’t borrow Ward Cleaver’s haircut.” “Mike Kennedy: Because Utah deserves a senator whose favorite food isn’t buttered noodles.”

Utah’s electorate tends to be less conservative than convention-goers, so it’s unlikely that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee for Senate. However, that’s not a 100 percent certainty — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost to a Kennedy.

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