Yesterday’s post was the foundation for my writings this week. Today, I want us to consider the first reason why marriage matters.
Marriage matters because it is the creation of God. He is the Originator. (2:18, 21-22)
What does this mean for marriage? Since God created marriage, then His “Owner’s Manual” (The Word of God, the Bible) is the only place to find out exactly how marriage is to work. Indeed, the Word is filled with many commands and examples for marriage that if followed would enable men and women to live to the fullest as God intended in the bonds of marriage, even in a sin-cursed world. Here are a few examples:
- Genesis 2:18-25
- 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a
- Ephesians 4:17-32; 5:21-33
- Proverbs 18:22
- Hebrews 13:4
- 1 Peter 3:1-7
- Romans 8:1-39
- Romans 12:1-2
- Galatians 5:16 – 6:10
Take one passage a day or work through a longer passage for a week. Read it together, taking turns reading through the verses out loud. Don’t be in a hurry. Share what God teaches you, brings to your mind as you read through the Scripture. Remember, the Holy Spirit is guiding you into truth (John 16:13) helping you to understand God’s plan for your marriage. Jot down your findings in a journal. Pray with your spouse as you read through the passage as well as afterwards as you confess, repent, and move forward with your biblical action plan. Men, you take the lead in this endeavor. Every issue you face in marriage is addressed in the Word of God!
And, my I remind you, your marriage is more important than your children. So take the time to build up your marriage and create a good home for your children.
More tomorrow . . . because marriage matters.