Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Institution of Marriage

Genesis 2: 18, 24 ,"Then the LORD God said, 'It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.'...Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

I have heard so many things about marriage from every side. The secular world says it is out of date. Some say the woman is there to serve the man, others say she needs to take charge of the arrangement.God tells us here that there is only one way, His. He created a perfect role for each spouse that causes (when followed) fulfillment in life. When one or both step outside of that, it causes strife and contention ultimately causing their hearts to close up to one another.

The husband was created to protect, lead, and love his wife. The wife was made to support, follow, and respect the husband. When the wife respects the husband and follows him even though she does not want to, it inspires love in the husband for his wife creating a beautiful circle. When we strive to be like Christ in marriage, He will bless us by making us more like Him.

1 comment:

  1. All that you have written is true. I would add that when we strive to be like Christ in any area of our lives, He will bless us by making us more like Him.