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Hebrews 12

The phrase, "Let us," demands action. So when we read "Let us" statements through the Scriptures, let us take them as personal instruction and encouragement to ourselves. There are three such statements in Hebrews 12 that are worth our attention.

  1. "Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles." (Hebrews 12 v 1) What is hindering us in our race for life? Maybe there are parts of our old life we have not given up, habits, hobbies or leisure activities that take us away from God or into an environment that is not helpful. The message is to get rid of them – throw them away – so that we can run faithfully for God,
  2. "Let us run with perseverance the race that is marked out for us." (v 1) Life in Christ is a race, and we only win by crossing the finish line. We cannot give up on the way or we will never win the prize. And neither can we get off the track and start running another race. Our race is marked out for us and with perseverance we will be able to finish it and be rewarded.
  3. "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." (v 2) With our eyes on Jesus we will run a straight race and have the motivation and example to persevere to the end.

So let us run with perseverance, throw off everything that hinders, and fix our eyes on Jesus in order that we may win the prize of everlasting life.

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Regular Love Making

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
A loving doe, a graceful deer - may her breasts satisfy you always.
Proverbs 5 v 18 - 19

Has it ever occurred to you that your husband or wife may want or need to have sex more often than you do? What is it going hurt if you put on a welcoming smile, entice them into your warm embrace, and give them the pleasure they crave to have from you? What will it hurt if you give them the opportunity to express their love for you in a physical way?

Actually, there are huge benefits for the couple that keep each other sexually fulfilled.

Firstly, making love grows the bond of love between a husband and wife in a way that belongs only to the two of you. Giving of your body will endear the other to you and make your love stronger.

Secondly, regular, fulfilling sex can help prevent wandering eyes into area of pornography or affairs. If your husband or wife are sexually fulfilled they are much less likely to go looking elsewhere for their sexual gratification.

Paul said, "The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone, but also to her husband. In the same way the husband's body does not belong to him alone, but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other." (1 Corinthians 7 v 3 - 5)

Is your husband or wife feeling deprived? What will you do about it?

Action Points

As our bodies don't belong to us alone, (1 Corinthians 7 v 4) let us share them willingly and generously with our spouse this week. Be the one to initiate this gift.