- What is the purpose of marriage? (a)-Companionship “it’s not good that the man should be alone” (Gen.2:18); (b)- Procreation “be fruitful and multiply”(Gen.1:28)
- According to the Bible, who prayed three times a day? Daniel (6:11)
- Who was accused of slandering Abraham when she spoke of his advanced age and inability to get children ? Sarah (Gen. 18: 12-15)
- Which two angels are named in the book of Daniel? Michael and Gabriel (10:13 & 8:16)
- How old was Abraham when Isaac was born ? 100 years
- How old was Sarah when Isaac was born ? 90 years
- At what age did Isaac die? 180 years
- Why were Moses and Aaron not permitted to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land? Because of their failure to sanctify God’s Name (Num. 20:12)
- Who was the eldest son of Joseph ? Manasseh
- Who was the “nurse” whom Miriam recommended to Pharaoh’s daughter? Jokheved,
- Who was the first polygamist in the bible? Lamekh, the son of Methushael (Gen.4:18)
- In how many proverbs and songs was Solomon’s wisdom expressed ? 3000 proverbs and songs
- Who was the first to institute the levirate marriage? Judah, son of Jacob, when he insisted that Onan marry Er’s widow.
- What is the meaning of the name “Joseph” according to Genesis? “May the Lord add another son for me” (Gen.30:24)
- Who was Moses’s wife? Zipporah, daughter of Jethro.
- How many biblical commandments do we have? 613
- How many chapters and verses are in the book of Genesis ? 50 chapters containing 1534
- How many generations were between Noah to Abraham? 10 generations (Gen. 11:10-27)
- Who had 700 hundreds wifes and 300 concubines? King Solomon (1Kings 11:3)
- At what age did Moses die? 120 years (Deut. 34:7)
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
1. Acceptance: Accept your spouse totally, and let him/her know you do too. Do not complain and do not compare your spouse with others.
2. Spend adequate time together: Time is one of the greatest thing you can invest into your marriage. Don’t allow modern day’s busyness to sniff life out of your marriage; spend adequate time together, talking, praying, playing and fellowshipping together.
3. Study the word together: As you stay together, find time to feast on the word of God. Reading and studying the word of God together will create a new atmosphere in your home, (Joshua 1:8).
4. Communicate freely and positively: Make your communication positive; talk freely and deeply. Talk as friends and lovers; never abuse, curse or lie.
5. Think positively about each other: Whether your spouse is there or not., never think or talk negatively about him/her. Be positive in your mind and your word about your spouse, (Philippians 4:8).
6. Touch Positively: Hug each other, touch on the back, massage each other and show affection to each other.
7. Celebrate your spouse: Be excited about each other; let your mate feel loved and welcomed, (Hebrews 10:24).
8. Regard and respect each other: Treat your spouse as that special person he/she is, let him/her feel honoured. Treat each other as Kings and Queens, (Ephesians 5:33).
9. Pray together: Praying together will knit your heart together and join you with divinity. Pray with your spouse.
10. Provide adequately: Provide adequately for your family and never allow them to suffer, (1Tim.5:8).
11. Give gifts: Everybody loves gifts, so somebody should give them. Tickle your spouse with gifts, no matter how small it is, your husband will appreciate a gift as small as a belt, shoes, pants, a tie, shirts, trousers, etc while no wife can ignore gifts like bags, scarves, a blouse, handset, panties, a bra, shoes, clothes, car, etc. Don’t wait till Christmas or for their birthday; give a gift now.
Dr. J.M. Kitheka
General Superintendent Vision for Zion Ministries Worldwide,
President London College of Business & Theological Studies &
Director General World Union of Churches