Galatians 5:22-23The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy and
And what can we say to the 4 in 10 marriages involve remarriage in the USA according to Pew Research of 2015. 38% to 31% are interested in the moral and religious beliefs.
The Pew Reports show this as well !
About half of first marriages in the U.S. are likely to survive at least 20 years, according to government estimates.
One demographic group, marriages last longer than most: College-educated women have an almost eight-in-ten chance of still being married after two decades.
College-educated men also stand out. Roughly two-thirds (65%) of men with a bachelor’s degree could expect that, if they marry, their first marriage will last 20 years or longer. Which would, of course, be 2/3rd's of marriages.
College-educated adults are more likely to be married than less-educated adults.
If we want grim news we can find that. But if we want Good News - this is available too.
2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
We are fed the most sensational news to down play the stability of our culture.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
We always say the Exodus is spectacular and then say Mose's Pentitude is not interesting. However, as we are pumped full of sour news about our culture. Most of the Huge Blessings of the Bible surround the Law.
28 “Now, if you will be careful to obey the Lord your God and follow all his commands that I tell you today, the Lord your God will put you high above all the nations on earth. 2 If you will obey the Lord your God, all these blessings will come to you and be yours:
“He will bless you
in the city and in the field.
He will bless you
and give you many children.
He will bless your land
and give you good crops.
He will bless your animals
and let them have many babies.
He will bless you with calves and lambs.
He will bless your baskets and pans
and fill them with food.
He will bless you at all times
in everything you do.
7 “The Lord will help you defeat your enemies who come to fight against you. Your enemies will come against you one way, but they will run away from you seven different ways!
8 “The Lord will bless you and fill your barns. He will bless everything you do. The Lord your God will bless you in the land that he is giving you. 9 If you follow the Lord your God and obey his commands, he will do what he promised. The Lord will make you his own special people.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
by the renewal of your mind,
that by testing you may discern what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Help us to what is good and pleasing to You. What you regard in us as perfect.
We are many people, but in Christ we are all one body. We are the parts of that body, and each part belongs to all the others.
We all have different gifts. Each gift arrives from Your Grace. Our love must be real. Help put away what is evil.
Help Your Kingdom be at hand in celebrating what is good.
Let Love deepen in a way that makes us feel close like brothers and sisters.
Help us to give freely honor
In seeing people serve God, like the Louisiana floods. People who help and welcome.
Pray only good for those who treat you badly. Joel Olsteen wisely suggests rather far away over there. Ask God to bless them.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand when others are happy, you are happy with them.
Live together in peace with each other.
And we will please You praying for the people we love and the people and situations You've given and we have seen. In Jesus we surround all of these with Your Love. Amen in Jesus.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †