Covenant and Treachery

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Marriage is a life-long covenanted relationship. God has demonstrated in various relationships the necessity of separation and also the work that is required to maintain a relationship. In our marriages, we are to be like our Father. Although marriage is allowed only in the case of unfaithfulness, it is not required.

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Covenant and Treachery

  1. 1. Covenant & Treachery
  2. 2. For if while we were enemies we werereconciled to God by the death of his Son,much more, now that we are reconciled,shall we be saved by his life. Romans 5:10, CB NT p. 270
  3. 3. For if while we were enemies we werereconciled to God by the death of his Son,much more, now that we are reconciled,shall we be saved by his life. Romans 5:10, CB NT p. 270
  4. 4. But like Adam theytransgressed thecovenant; there theydealt faithlessly withme. Hosea 6:7, CB OT p. 1440
  5. 5. Oh that I had in thedesert a travelerslodging place, that Imight leave my peopleand go away fromthem! For they are alladulterers, a companyof treacherous men. Jeremiah 9.2, CB OT p. 1213
  6. 6. Therefore, behold, I willallure her, and bring herinto the wilderness, andspeak tenderly to her.And there I will give herher vineyards and makethe Valley of Achor adoor of hope. Hosea 2.14-15, CB OT p. 1435
  7. 7. and I will sow her formyself in the land. And Iwill have mercy on NoMercy, and I will say toNot My People, ‘You aremy people’; and he shallsay, ‘You are my God.’ Hosea 2.23, CB OT p. 1436
  8. 8. My heart recoils withinme; my compassiongrows warm and tender. Hosea 11.8, CB OT p. 1447
  9. 9. She saw that for all theadulteries of thefaithless one, Israel, Ihad sent her away with adecree of divorce. Jeremiah 3.8, CB OT p. 1198
  10. 10. Therefore a man shall leave his fatherand his mother and hold fast to hiswife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2.24, CB OT p. 4
  11. 11. To the married I give this charge (not I, but theLord): the wife should not separate from herhusband (but if she does, she should remainunmarried or else be reconciled to her husband),and the husband should not divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7.10-11, CB NT p. 296
  12. 12. To the unmarried and thewidows I say that it is goodfor them to remain single as Iam.But if they cannot exerciseself-control, they shouldmarry. For it is better tomarry than to burn withpassion. 1 Corinthians 7.8-9, CB NT p. 296
  13. 13. For a married woman is bound by law to herhusband while he lives, but if her husband diesshe is released from the law of marriage. Romans 7.2, CB NT p. 272
  14. 14. You sign a contract with your wife—you canget rid of her, can’t you? And that’s a lifetimecontract. Corey Dillon
  15. 15. You therefore must be perfect, as yourheavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5.48, CB NT p. 9
  16. 16. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Luke 6.36, CB NT p. 113
  17. 17. but as He who called you is holy, you also beholy in all your conduct, since it is written,“You shall be holy, for I am holy”. 1 Peter 1.15-16, CB NT p. 408
  18. 18. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifieshimself as he is pure. 1 John 3.3, CB NT p. 422
  19. 19. Divorce for “any cause” is treachery. (Matthew 19.3-6; Malachi 2.13-16)What thereforeGod has joinedtogether, let notman separate. Matthew 19.6, CB NT p. 36
  20. 20. For Jehovah God Divorce for “any cause”of Israel says that is treachery.He hates (Matthew 19.3-6; Malachi 2.13-16)divorce, for itcovers one’sgarment withviolence. Malachi 2.16 (NKJV), CB OT p. 1532
  21. 21. Divorce for “any cause” is treachery.Therefore take (Matthew 19.3-6; Malachi 2.13-16)heed to yourspirit, that youdo not dealtreacherously. Malachi 2.16 (NKJV), CB OT p. 1532
  22. 22. the wife shouldnot separate from Divorce for “any cause”her husband (but is treachery.if she does, she (Matthew 19.3-6; Malachi 2.13-16)should remainunmarried or else Consequence:be reconciled to no remarriageher husband) (1 Corinthians 7.10-11) 1 Corinthians 7.10, CB NT p. 273
  23. 23. And I say to you: Divorce for “any cause”whoever divorces is treachery.his wife, except for (Matthew 19.3-6; Malachi 2.13-16)sexual immorality,and marries Consequence:another, commits no remarriageadultery. (1 Corinthians 7.10-11) Matthew 19.9, CB NT p. 36
  24. 24. Divorce for “any cause”Accordingly, she is treachery.will be called an (Matthew 19.3-6; Malachi 2.13-16)adulteress if shelives with another Consequence:man while her no remarriagehusband is alive. (1 Corinthians 7.10-11) Romans 7.3, CB NT p. 272
  25. 25. Divorce for unfaithfulness is allowed. (Matthew 19.7-9)And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife,except for sexual immorality, and marriesanother, commits adultery. Matthew 19.9, CB NT p. 36
  26. 26. Divorce for unfaithfulness isallowed.(Matthew 19.7-9)
  27. 27. Divorce for unfaithfulness isallowed (but not required).(Matthew 19.7-9)
  28. 28. Will today be the day you decide to reconcile with God?
  29. 29. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Wedding bands, one broken: http://www.crestock.com/image/693792-Broken-ring.aspxAdam and Eve in Garden:http://www.eborg2.com/BibleOT/01-Genesis/Genesis-Z021.jpgLeaving Garden: http://www.eborg2.com/BibleOT/01-Genesis/Genesis-Z038.jpgSinai: http://www.eborg2.com/BibleOT/02-Exodus/Exodus-083.jpgIdol: http://thebiblerevival.com/clipart/1904/1kings12.jpgSenior couple: iStock_000011255991Marriage: http://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/picasaweb-5625463400539739026-hd.jpgYoung couple pillow fighting: http://www.crestock.com/image/2454954-Young-couple.aspxBride: iStock_000003854542Ribbon hearts: two ribbon hearts.epsSleeping beauty: http://www.1zoom.net/Cartoons/wallpaper/101080/z315.6/
  30. 30. Miscellaneous Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 4 March, 2012#05 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Covenant and Treachery Matthew 19.1-10 Synopsis: Marriage is a life-long covenanted relationship. God has demonstrated in various relationships the necessity of separation and also the work that is required to maintain a relationship. In our marriages, we are to be like our Father. Although marriage is allowed only in the case of unfaithfulness, it is not required. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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