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work and marriage

Deuteronomy 24:5 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 24:5 “When a man takes a bride, he must not go out with the army or be liable for any duty. He is free to stay at home for one year, so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.

work and marriage

When I was a soldier, my leaders made sure I knew that the job came first. Even during basic training, they intentionally scheduled my extra duties on days that my wife and daughter were planning to visit me.

God wanted an army of happily married men. He set up rules like the one in today’s text so that the chain of command would not interfere with those happy marriages.

Husband, bringing joy to your wife is a higher priority with God than bringing joy to your boss. Wives, bringing joy to your husband is a higher priority than pleasing your boss — or your children.

Happy marriages are God’s showcase, and ensure a victorious battlefield and a happy and productive workplace as well.

Lord, your present righteousness and future kingdom are our first priority. Since you want us to have happy marriages, we promise to work hard at it.

Today’s devotional is included completely in the video segment below:

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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