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Husbands and Wives (part 3 of 8)

Entereth in Within the Veil

“God is saying to us as He said to Moses, “Come up into the mount, then see that you make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount.” You remember we have read several times that the Christian home is to be a symbol and representation of heaven. The only way we can build on earth that which is heavenly is to behold the heavenly, and make all things according to that pattern. Understand in all we study that there is a real, literal temple in heaven. That is what the Bible says: Hebrews 8 and 9, Revelation 11:19, and other scriptures.”

“There was a real, literal copy of this heavenly temple made by Moses back there in the plain before Sinai that was to be the representation of things in the heavens. But, in the Christian church today, and in the Christian home today, we also have temples of the living God. Here God desires to dwell with men. Do you remember what His purpose in having ancient Israel make the sanctuary was? That I may dwell among them. That is what a sanctuary is. It’s a holy place, and the only thing that can make anything holy is the presence of God. That burning bush with the presence of God made the ground holy. And, God said to Moses, do what? “Take off your shoes. This is holy ground.” Oh my dear friends, God wants your home to be a holy place. He never planned anything else. And, you will never know the joy and success that a Christian home can be unless it is indeed a sanctuary, a dwelling place of the Most High.”

“You remember, in our earlier studies, we have seen that there is a love which belongs to everybody in the world. I mean, we are to love the world. We are to help people. But there is a closer bond of fellowship with those who follow the Master. And there is a special intimate love within the family. That love is expressed between parents and children, brothers and sisters, and other relatives.”

“Basic to all this family love is the union of husband and wife. And in this class, we have likened this to that inner apartment within the second veil, the most holy place. While the light from the most holy place shown out into the holy place, and sometimes far beyond, yet the mysteries of the most holy place belonged to one and one alone – the anointed high priest. You remember that Paul tells us in Hebrews 9 that into the second apartment went the high priest alone, once every year, not without blood which he offered for himself and for the errors of the people. There is an expression here in the book Education that I will call attention to”:

Through Christ was to be fulfilled the purpose for which the tabernacle was a symbol – that glorious building, its walls of glistening gold reflecting in rainbow hews the curtains inwrought with cherubim, the fragrance of ever-burning incense pervading all, the priests robed in spotless white, and in the deep mystery of the inner place, above the mercy seat, between the figures of the bowed, worshipping angels, the glory of the holiest. – Education, pg. 36

“There we have it, friends, the mystery. The deep mystery of the inter place. You know I was thinking about it today as I was meditating again on these holy things. Just think of it! Nobody but the high priest ever saw what was in there. Is that correct? Yes! When they traveled, the furniture was all covered before anyone saw it. I would like at this point to notice something very important. We are going to study some intimate things, some delicate things, and I long that God shall help us to appreciate the sacred character of this special union between man and woman in marriage. Tell me friends, think it through: Is the reason there was a veil before the most holy place and another veil here at the entrance of the holy that kept out the curious eye and the stranger foot, was the reason for all that, that there was something shameful that went on back there behind the veil? Is that it? Was there anything remotely like that? No. You see, sometimes there is more than one reason why something happens. I mean there can be.”

close the door“Are there some things done behind closed doors because they are shameful? Oh, yes. The world is full of them. Paul says there are some things that go on in secret that it is a shame to even speak of (Ephesians 5). That is what he tells us. But just because a door is closed and a curtain stands to bar entrance doesn’t necessarily mean there is anything shameful at all. It may be glory that is covered rather than shame. So it was in the inner mysteries of the most holy place. Right? As we shall see, in these holy mysteries of love there is much that is to be covered. But not because any of it is shameful, but rather because as we studied in our last class it belongs to the exclusive love which God has intended for one man with one woman.”

“Married couples, I want to tell you something, and this isn’t just some sentiment. This is fact. God has intended for you two a mysterious union that no other couple in this world has ever had or ever will have. You two are individuals. There is nobody else like you. God has arranged an experience for you two. This is why it is so important to let God be your teacher.”

“In this class we can study some principles, but unless you do the lab work, unless you take these principles into the laboratory of your home, and in this inner union between man and wife, on your knees,  seek God for a blending of mind with mind and heart with heart, and soul with soul, and spirit with spirit, unless you do that, you will never know the mystery.  You may share in the physical union.  Millions are doing that all the time.  But if that is all you know, you don’t even know all there is to that.  For man is more than a body.  He is a soul.  He has a mind.  He is a spiritual being. And unless the union of husband and wife is something more than physical, oh friends, we have missed the greatest.”

“I pray God that the eyes of our understanding may be opened that we may behold something of the glory shining within the inner veil. You remember that in this most holy place in the ark is the law of God. I pointed out [in the last lesson*] that the fifth commandment deals especially of the relationship between parents and children, whereas the seventh commandment deals especially with the relation between husband and wife.”

Thou shalt not commit adultery. – Exodus 20:14

“And adultery means anyone in the world coming in within that inner veil. Anyone coming into that sacred circle of the home. It belongs to the husband and the wife, and nobody else. Anything else is adultery. In our thinking let’s go back to the Garden of Eden. Is that where the home was established? Yes! There is another institution which we have which comes down to us from the Garden of Eden. What it is? The Sabbath!”

Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. – Exodus 20:8

“Is the Sabbath day holy? Yes! God’s commandment to us is to what? To keep it holy. Can you keep something a certain way unless it is that way? No. Suppose I say to a brother [wearing a black coat], “I wish you would keep that coat white.” Can he keep it white? No. Why not? It is black. No matter how hard he tries he can never keep it white.”

“Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. This is why and I say this in passing, but I want to illustrate a point, it is utterly impossible for people to keep any other day for the Sabbath except the day God blessed. It tells us what day that is in the fourth commandment. Which day is it? It is the seventh day. Can you and I make something holy? Well, if we can’t make it holy, how in the world could we keep it holy unless God made it holy? Then if there is something for us in the marriage relation which is holy, it will be because God made it holy. I ask you another question: Is it possible for men to desecrate the day God made holy? Yes. Were there times in apostasy when Israel desecrated the sanctuary God had made holy and hallowed by His presence? Yes. They even brought a heathen altar and brought it right there to the door of the sanctuary and offered sacrifices to the host of heaven -the sun, the moon, and the stars – in the very house of God. Think of it! They desecrated the sacred place.”

“And my dear friends, in times of reformation such as in the days of Josiah, led by the king, the priest went in and cleaned out the rubbish, demolished the idols, and re-consecrated that sacred place, and God saw fit to hallow it once again with His presence. I tell you, in many a home there are idols that need to be demolished. In many a home there is the rubbish: the rubbish of human ideas, pagan influences, the influence of Hollywood, of the TV, and all the rest. We will never learn how to make the marriage relation what God intends by listening to the babel of this world. They do not know it.”

Adventist Home

“I wish you would take your Adventist Home book. Here is a little statement which has a world of meaning in it and it will help us in our study, if we have it by way of background”:

Those who would have that wisdom which is from God must become fools in the sinful knowledge of this age, in order to be wise. – Adventist Home, pg. 404

“Do you want to be wise? It is talking about these very subjects. If you want to be wise, well then, you must become a fool in the knowledge of this world. That is what this says. Notice”:

They should shut their eyes, that they may see and learn no evil.  They should close their ears, lest they hear that which is evil and obtain that knowledge which would stain their purity of thoughts and acts. – Adventist Home, pg. 404

“I have no way of reading your mind, and I am glad of that. God knows all about that. But I want to tell you something friends, I have had to deal with human lives for over forty years in the ministry of Christ. And most people today have only a partial knowledge of the Divine way in marriage. And what we do understand is so influenced and polluted by what worldly knowledge and sinful knowledge we have picked up along the way that we greatly need the cleansing fire of God to go through our hearts and purify our minds so we will be able to understand the mysteries of the inner sanctuary; so we will understand the holiness of God’s way.”

Now, in the book Education again, I read:

The Sabbath and the family were alike instituted in Eden, and in God’s purpose they are indissolubly linked together. – Education, pg. 250

“Where was the Sabbath instituted? In Eden. Where was the family instituted? In Eden. And they are linked together, indissolubly. That means you can’t separate them. The Sabbath is holy and the home is holy. Men may desecrate either one or both.”

Now, another key statement and this is in Desire of Ages:

But in order to keep the Sabbath holy, men must themselves be holy. – Desire of Ages, pg. 283

“I can put on a clean shirt, white and fresh from the laundry, but if I am dirty, what happens to the shirt? It gets dirty fast, right? The only way I can keep the Sabbath holy is to be holy. My dear brother and sister, the only way your home can be holy is for you to be holy. The Lord grant it. So it is written”:

And ye shall be holy men unto me. – Exodus 22:31

Note the words of Jesus as he points us back to the Garden of Eden as the place where the marriage institution was established:

And he answered and said unto them, have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. – Matthew 19:4-6

“Now, who is speaking? Jesus is speaking, the Creator, the One who made this world. He is speaking. He is pointing back four thousand years, from the time he spoke, to the Garden of Eden. What does twain mean? Two. They two shall be one flesh.”

“The other [lesson] I called your attention to the biology of how life begins. The male cell, the sperm, unites with the female cell, the ovum, and those two – the one from the man and the one from the woman – make how many cells? One. Marvelous. This is the beginning of life for every individual. In this we see a representation of this sublime truth we are studying here. The two shall be one. Oh, what a blending is involved in that.”

“Now watch! Jesus is speaking here of the physical union. Now, He is speaking of more than the physical union, but He is not speaking of something apart from, and aside from and without the physical union, for He says they two shall be one flesh. Now that we may be perfectly clear in our minds that this scripture is dealing with the physical union of man and woman, I want you to turn to 1 Corinthians, the sixth chapter. The apostle was writing to the church at Corinth, and the members of the church had come out of the grossest immorality, like a lot that is going on today, all sorts of perversion of this holy function. It was even a part of many pagan religions. Now the apostle is teaching them the highest standards of morality and purity.”

Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. – 1 Corinthians 6:15, 16

“Even in adultery and fornication in the physical union between a man and a woman. This is what he is speaking of, the two shall be one flesh. Is that clear from this text? You see that? Alright. Now in marriage is God’s only provision for this union properly. And any entering into this union, any two people becoming one flesh when they are not man and wife, this is adultery. This is the violation of the seventh commandment. I have said all that to say this: The union of those two in marriage is according to the law and according to the divine will, and according to the Eden plan. Therefore it can be, and is, in God’s plan a holy experience. Now let’s go over to Hebrews the thirteenth chapter where we read this in plain language”:

Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. – Hebrews 13:4

weighing option“Here we have the two things put in contrast, the right and the wrong, the holy and the unholy. Marriage is honorable in all, that is in all people. This you see, strikes a blow at this idea that some people have, I will study it more in another one of the classes of this series, that there is something more holy about being unmarried than there is about being married. This text says marriage is honorable in all people. Now this doesn’t mean everybody has to be married. As I say, I will study this in another class. But don’t miss this point. Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled. What does undefiled mean? Pure. Holy. Sacred. Clean. Now what is it that is undefiled? The bed. That is talking about the marriage bed. That is talking about the physical union between man and woman in the marriage state. But he hastens to add that whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. They are the people who enter into this and promote it outside of marriage. Do you see? Alright”

“Today immorality and impurity of all kinds are so common that we will need to come up into the mount with God and behold His beautiful pattern; rise above the fog of the lowlands and see these experiences in their native purity and beauty. I think we are all perfectly clear from these texts that any of this type of union outside of marriage is unholy, unlawful, but within marriage it is lawful and holy. But now friends, let me hasten to add, this doesn’t necessarily mean that every time a husband and wife enter into this physical union that it is a holy thing. Oh, no. I wish we didn’t have to talk about the negative side of any of these things. I wish we could just talk about the positive. But life is filled with a lot of negative as well as positive things. And God’s word points out the wrong as well as exalting the right, doesn’t it? Most of the ten commandments begin with “Thou shalt not.” The very commandment we are studying says”:

 Thou shalt not commit adultery. – Exodus 20:14

This union of husband and wife is meant to be, as we studied in our first two classes, a revelation of the love of God.

And this is life eternal, that they might know thee. – John 17:3

Through the things of nature, and the deepest and tenderest earthly ties that human hearts can know, He has sought to reveal Himself to us. – Steps to Christ, pg. 10

“In our last study, I studied with you from the Song of Solomon that wonderful experience of exclusive love in which each companion says, “I am my beloved, and my beloved is mine” (Song of Solomon 6:3). I wish you would turn to the Song of Solomon now, the second chapter and I want you to get a picture of love. Don’t forget what I told you: While the Song of Solomon represents the love of Christ for His church, it is not just a parable or an allegory. It is a real song of real human love – the love of the bridegroom for the bride, and the bride for the bridegroom. It is a dialogue of happy love, sweet love, pure love, enthusiastic love.”

I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.  As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. – Song of Solomon 2:1-2

“Who is speaking in this second verse, the bridegroom or the bride? The bridegroom. He says to his bride, you are so wonderful, my love, that all other women are like brambles compared to you. You may think this is hyperbole, exaggeration, but I want to tell you something, my friends, what a pity it is that the ecstasy of love so often has to be spilled among people who do not deserve it at all. They are outside the sanctuary. What a pity it is that within the inner sanctuary of properly married people, in this union of the husband and wife, there is so little true, devoted love and the appreciation that goes with it.”

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among daughters. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. – Song of Solomon 2:2, 3

“Who is speaking in the third verse? The bride is speaking. You see the apple tree has fruit on it.  It is sweet.  Most of the trees of the woods are just there.  I read on”:

I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. – Song of Solomon 2:3, 4

“And you will allow me to say, friends, that this banqueting house is not a night club. It is not some restaurant out on the highway somewhere. Oh, no. This banqueting house is the inner circle of love where the husband and wife are all alone, alone with God and each other, and where love is expressed in an intimate way, not merely in the physical union, but in words and endearments and caresses that are holy when they are where they belong.”

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“You will remember that in this sanctuary that God had Moses make there were veils. What were in these veils? Angels. What about the ceiling veil that was spread above? Full of angels. What about above the ark? Angels. Angels, angels, angels. Is that the way it is in the temple in heaven? Is that the way it is meant to be in the sanctuary of the home, my friends? Is it? Are there angels that live in your house?”

“I want you to read what I think is one of the most beautiful statements in all the inspired writings”:

Religion is needed in the home.  Only this can prevent the grievous wrongs which so often embitter married life.  Only where Christ reigns can there be deep, true, unselfish love.  Then soul will be knit with soul, and the two lives will blend in harmony.  Angels of God will be guests in the home, and their holy vigils will hallow the marriage chamber.  Debasing sensuality will be banished.  Upward to God will the thoughts be directed; to him will the heart’s devotion ascend. – Adventist Home, pg. 94

In this class, I would like to be very practical as well as ideal. I would like for us to look for the mountain tops, and it is higher than any of us have grasped.

Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God’s ideal for His children. – Education, pg. 18

“But I would like to deal with some very practical problems and I want to tell you something: To have the thought that angels of God are in the marriage chamber could make a difference in the way the husband and wife enter into this union. What do you think? Now let me be very practical and tell you two great problems in the matter of the physical union between husband and wife. One is that some people, both men and women, have the idea in their minds, some very strong and some very vague, that there is something not quite ideal about this union. Of course, if people have grown up and gotten their ideas about this physical union from young companions who do not know much more than they do and a lot of what they know isn’t so, if they have gotten their food on this subject from the garbage can, it isn’t strange if there is a hangover that carries over into marriage.”

“We need to pray, down on our knees alone, and husband and wife together, that God may cleanse our minds of every impure thought concerning the marriage relation, that He will give us exalted views. Only God can do this, but He is glad to do it. The sanctuary is to be cleansed. Now I will tell you this, the sanctuary in heaven can never be cleansed from the record of our sin and the guilt of our sins until the filth of our sins is cleansed from these sanctuaries of our hearts and homes.

“In Adventist Home you will find a whole chapter devoted to the intimate experiences of the marriage relation. It begins on page 121. I commend this chapter to your earnest study. I wish you would read it alone, or together, between now and our [next] class. It is not a long chapter. It is entitled “Marital Duties and Privileges.” Here is what the High Priest of the heavenly sanctuary has sent through His right hand covering cherub, the angel Gabriel, down to the remnant church, and the Lord’s messenger has written it out for our benefit. You will learn some things in here, friends, Babylon will never teach you, for Babylon doesn’t know them. The greatest so-called marriage counsellors in this world do not know all that is in this little book, The Adventist Home. I commend it to your earnest study, your prayerful study. You will find in this chapter not only that the marriage relation is holy, but you will also find out how it can be made unholy“:

The marriage relation is holy, but in this degenerate age it covers vileness of every description. – Adventist Home, pg. 121

“What a challenge for us to be sure we have not dragged any idols into the sanctuary; that we have not dragged any of the polluted ideas we have gotten from the world into this holy relationship. I can tell you this friends, no matter how far you have come in an appreciation of God’s way, God has heights for you to reach, and joys for you to experience, and love for you to enter into far beyond your greatest expectations. But you will never find it in this world. And this leads me to the next point. Do you know what one of the greatest barriers against success in this is? It’s just human selfishness. I have told you the first big barrier and that is a prejudice against the marriage relation that is in the minds of some; a feeling that there is something that isn’t quite ideal about it. Oh, let’s ask God to take all those away.”

“Haven’t the texts we have read taken care of that? They have taken care of the fact, but the experience, only the Spirit can minister in our hearts. But this second part is so important. You will see it as you study. Human selfishness gets in the way.” May I speak especially to the men, you husbands. Dear husbands, let me have you turn and read it in the Bible. Turn to Ephesians the fifth chapter. For oh, I want you to get this. I want you to be happy, men. You know, in every married man’s heart there is a longing that only one thing that can satisfy. It is a sorry thing, but it is a fact that most men go through life and never enter into that which in their deepest hearts they long for. They keep thinking they will find it, but they never do. Why? Ignorance is part of it, but the basic thing is just selfishness. I am talking to the husbands right now. It is alright for the wives to listen, that is why I’ve got you here”.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;  that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,  that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. – Ephesians 5:25-27

“Dear husband, you are to love your wife how? As Christ loves the church. It is true He is including the whole spectrum of love; everything about love. But He is dealing particularly with what we are studying tonight in the physical union of marriage. Proof, the thirty-first and thirty-second verses. Will you all read it, men and women, together?”

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. – Ephesians 5:31, 32

“Notice there the union, the physical union of husband and wife, is taken to represent the union between Christ and His church. Do you see that? My dear husbands, may I speak plainly but delicately. Listen, do you see that every time you think of this physical union, that you approach this physical union, you are to remember that you are to represent the love of Christ for the church? Do you think that might make a difference in the way men go about this and carry it out? And then if along with it, we remember, who are keeping holy vigils in the bed chamber, the marriage chamber? The angels of God. This is a sanctuary. This is a sacred place.”

“Let me deal with something very practical, something very sorted, but it is here in life and we have to face it. You know beside love, deep, true, pure, heavenly love there are two other motives that lead people into this experience of physical union. One is represented by the prostitute, the harlot. This is for hire. The Bible uses that illustration. You will find references from time to time. Even the giving of gifts to the harlot. I want to tell you something friends, when the union of husband and wife, although carried out under the sanction of law and a marriage license, when it becomes a matter of barter, when it becomes a matter of doing it shall I say, for hire… Oh, God keep us from legalized prostitution. And what does that mean? Let’s be practical. That means, my dear friends, that unless love is the motive that leads these two together, that we have something yet to learn and something yet to experience. Do you see? The harlot engages in it for pay. There are other ways of paying besides money, my friends.”

“But now there is another motive.  I hate to talk about it, but we have to face realities.  That’s rape. What is rape? Rape is the union of man and woman by force. God keep us from that within what ought to be the holiest state of matrimony, my friends. But I want to tell you, too much of the physical union of husband and wife in marriage today, to much of that, savors of one or the other of these two great motives – either being done for a price, not necessarily money, or else being done by force. There are various ways of forcing, to my friends. Let’s rule out all that, because neither has anything to do with true, pure love. Do you agree with me? Let’s rule out everything that savors of bribery, and everything that savors of force, pressure, tension.

“And what do we have left? All we have left is love, provided we have some love. And if we don’t, you can see why the world is filling up with these two great methods of entering into this physical union either force or favor?. There is so little love; real, pure, true love.”

heart educationWives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. – Ephesians 5:22, 23

“I hope every husband will give careful study to Adventist Home, page 125 on this point, that first paragraph on that page, that begins “Husbands to Be Considerate.” Dear husbands, read that on your knees. That is my assignment to you. That paragraph is a commentary on this verse. Who is the head of the home? When you read that paragraph you will see it doesn’t mean he is the dictator. The head is supposed to lead. Dear husband, you are to be the leader in love, and love is not selfishness. It is a thousand miles away from selfishness. It is further than that. It is as far as heaven is from hell.”

“I challenge you husbands alone with God, to think this thing through. If in any way your vision of the marriage relation has to do with satisfying your selfish desires, then there are mountains of joy above you that you have never yet dreamed of. The marriage relation was not intended to be a chance for you to selfishly indulge your personal desire. Oh no. God has made you the head of the home that you may lead into an experience of revealing the love of Christ. If there is a man who says, “Brother Frazee, I hear what you are saying, but I don’t know what you mean,” I tell you, the Saviour you were meant to represent is ready to teach you how to be loving in every experience in life; how to be unselfish in every experience in life.

“Take these references. Take this chapter on “Marital Duties and Privileges.” Take these verses from the Bible – Matthew 19, Ephesians 5, 1 Corinthians 6, and the Song of Solomon 2. Think them over and pray over them. And may I give you a suggestion? Of course, I can’t control what you do, but I can suggest, can’t I? I think you will get help on these intimate subjects not by discussing them with people here, there, and yonder, not by talking them over with Tom, Dick, and Harry, or Janet, Alice, and Mary. No. The first thing to do is talk them over alone with God and the second thing to do is talk them over with husband and wife together. That is where you will get the most help, honestly. As I say, I can only recommend it, but oh I can tell you this friends, God has a heaven full of blessing for those who will forsake the polluted streams of the valley and climb up to the fountain head and drink of the pure streams flowing from the throne of God.”

“God’s love is a wonderful experience. Isn’t it too bad that this physical union between man and woman which God meant to be a revelation of His love in a special way, should be so perverted and distorted and polluted by the devil? Isn’t it to bad, but bless the Lord, we don’t have to be content with that. We do not have to live in Sodom, either literally or spiritually. Thank God we can be out with Enoch and Abraham, not down there with Sodom and Gomorrah. What do you say? Shall we go? Shall we climb? Shall we walk with God as Enoch did? Shall we tell our Lord that we want nothing more than His will, and that we will not settle for anything less?

“There are a lot of things I don’t know folks. But I have settled this, I am not going to let what I don’t know keep me from enjoying what I do know. What do you say. And, friends, I know that what God says is true and I know that married people can have a foretaste of heaven in this world. I want to read a closing statement on how all this bears on your privileges and duties as parents. I want you to see one of the great reasons why I am studying, class after class, with you on how the husband and wife can get close together in love. See how this puts it, here”:

The best way to educate children to respect their father and mother is to give them the opportunity of seeing the father offering kindly attentions to the mother and the mother rendering respect and reverence to the father. It is by beholding love in their parents that children are led to obey the fifth commandment and to heed the injunction, ‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right’. – Adventist Home, pg. 198

“Look, when the high priest went into the most holy place on the one day when he went in there, and when he came forth with the glory from the most holy place reflected in his face, he brought a blessing out to the people, right? Listen, dear husband and wife, when with the children in bed or in their rooms or wherever they are, you two, the husband and wife, retire beyond the veil, within the veil, where you are all alone, and there in prayer and in counsel and in heart searching and in love, you ask God to really unite your hearts and minds and souls together in that deeper union which testifies the love of Jesus for His church, then when you come forth from that experience you bring into the home, with the children, a love and a stability and a unity that make for success. Do you see? God grant it for every one.

-Continue on to the next study-

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* This study has been adapted from classes taken by Elder W.D. Frazee.