A Godly Marriage produces the fruit of a Christian Legacy

“And then there is the fruit of a Christian legacy. To the man who cultivates faithfulness and the fear of the Lord, the Psalmist gives this assurance: ‘but the loving-kindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep His covenant and remember His precepts, to do them.’ That’s Psalm 103. What a wonderful blessing! That as we, by the grace of God, take the life that He has given us, and live it for His glory, turn away from sins, follow after Christ, let God not only redeem our souls, but to redeem our lives, to make them useful for Him, glorifying for Him, what a wonderful thing. And I believe that faithfulness in marriage is a large factor in producing the fruit of a spiritual legacy. Let me illustrate this. If a believing couple has four children who also believe, they all marry believers, and then each couple raises up four children who believe, and this pattern continues for five generations, how many people will that original couple have influenced for the sake of the gospel? Two thousand, seven hundred, and twenty eight, or, the population of the city of Oostburg. That is mind boggling! Is this serious stuff? Is keeping our marriage vows serious stuff? Is cultivating godly marriages that by God’s grace are a testimony of His mercy and love and raising up children who love Him and know Him and then want to do the same thing with their lives? The multiplication of that is immense.”

Excerpted from a sermon by Paul Tautges

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