Struggles: Marriage part 1

Point one: The man leaves his parents and, in a public act, promises himself to his wife; In Ephesians 5:31, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one”. Marriage! There are so many people out there with there own opinion, or answer to what this scripture means to make themselves feel accepted or less guilty. If I am wrong God please forgive me, but I believe this scripture is plain as day, one man one woman join together in front of God and commit themselves to each other! I do not recall any place in Gods word that it states more then one man or more than one woman! I do not see anywhere that the husband or wife marry there father or mother while they are committing themselves to there spouse! They are to be committing to each other only! God has said, one man one woman! I am not going to go into other kinds of relationships to deeply, but I will very much have you take note that I do not condone what God has made clear to be unacceptable in our relationships with each other! God does not accept same sex relationships or marriages. God does not accept anything that involves anything beyond one man one woman who are married! You become one with each other and one with God! You have taken a responsibility to one another that is to last your whole life together! If God was going to let you make that choice, God would of created two men and two women for your choosing, but on the contrary, God only created one man and one woman in the beginning! But lets take a look at these scriptures,  
In Genesis 2:18 – Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.” This scripture talks about how God created a helper for Adam, because God knew that it was not good for him to be alone. Interesting fact, because as we all know we enjoy company from other people, we enjoy relationships! But here God says, He is going to make a helper who is just right, not in between, or wrong! JUST RIGHT! I like that, I want someone who will fit me and also the other way around! Someone who is just right, sounds dreamy right! Lol! Well I like that idea!
Genesis 2:22-24 NLT – Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and God brought her to the man. “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’” This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. It also states this in Matthew 19:4-6, and Mark 10:6-8. Interesting, this is the reason that we are joined together! Because Eve was Adams rib so to say, so you take that rib and put back into Adam, and now they are complete, whole, united into one! Interesting how clear it is when you take time to tear it apart and understand it! I love how clear God is. He really does not leave room for imagination, or excuses! It is what it is, and there is no changing it to look different! Proverbs 18:22 NLT- The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. Hmm… Find a wife and you will have found a treasure, and favor from God! When you see so many marriages failing, around 45% of marriages today, have ended in divorce either emotionally/physically and legally! How is that honorable? Well look at the scripture again. God has treasure in there. What do you think of when you see the word treasure? Gold, you go on a long journey that is suppose to take you to where the X is marked on the map that should produce some type of treasure! Well relationships are like that, if you dare to think like that! You go on this hunt to find someone that fits “you”. Whether you seriously did a search so to say, or if you were introduced, or bumped into each other along your way somewhere. Either way, you came across each others path and something sparkled! Whether right away or not. So think on this with me. God created a map that if you followed it would bring you to your treasure! God has created you a treasure! And if you take pride in your spouse, or express your love in a mutual way. Such as, a husband gives of himself to please his wife, and a wife gives of herself to please her husband fully and completly. God will  honor your marriage! Struggles are faced everyday, whether big or small, but when our marriage is out of whack, we will stumble.  Marriage is a good thing and God honors it and blesses it. I like how Mark 10:9 says, “Let no one split apart what God has joined together.” Which we will continue on tomorrow! But for now, I want you to really consider what God has put into His word. He says, man and woman come together and are joined as one, marriage is a blessing, and there are roles for each other in your marriage, and when we get our roles right and our love becomes centered on God and then into each other no marriage will fall apart. And that is truly a blessing from God!

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