While on vacation last week and because we were driving on Sunday, we missed the prior week’s church service and sermon message. However, I feel very blessed in two ways — #1 the sermons are typically spot on and hit home so frequently that I never want to miss any and #2 the sermons are always available after service online or by podcast.

So this morning I used my morning commute to catch up on the sermon I missed back on June 3. It was titled “The Trials of a King” and focused on the trainwreck that was King David’s personal life. And while David was a “man after God’s heart” and an Old Testament hero, there are also many lessons we can learn and apply to ourselves and our families to hopefully prevent the wandering and sin and all the consequences that brings into our lives.

One verse of Scripture that was highlighted in the message was in Proverbs.

“Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.” — Proverbs 21:19

That verse got me thinking about how blessed I am to be equally yoked to my wife who is a Proverbs 31 woman. Sometimes God blesses us with things we don’t have and I am so blessed to not have a wife like the one described in 21:19 and instead have one like it says in 31:10 – one of noble character worth far more than rubies. The sermon message also got me thinking on how I can continually feed my marriage and family so they grow into the strong bonds and foundation that God can use to further His kingdom.

If you get a chance, go check out that sermon — http://vidego-http.multicastmedia.com/mm/flvmedia/2878/A/c/t/Act3_wk5-audio-1013123.mp3

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

One Comment

  1. Mrs. Aslowerpace says:

    What is funny is I was reading Proverbs (again) yesterday and I thought of you. I have never wanted to be that nagging wife or the husband bashing wife that I know many women are. I want and pray to always be the wife (and mother) that God strives for me to be. I love you!