"One of the ends which every
believer must propose to himself, on entering the state of marriage, is
to secure a faithful friend who will be a helpmate to him in reference
to the world to come, assist him in the great business of his soul’s
salvation, and pray for him and with him. One that will affectionately
tell him of his sins and defects, viewed in the light of a Christian.
One that will stimulate and draw him by the power of a holy example and
the sweet force of persuasive words. One that will warn him in
temptation, comfort him in dejection, and in every way assist him in his
pilgrimage to heaven."
"Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:6,8-1