Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Check These 10 Truths Of Marriage

Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make him a helper suitable for him ... For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh’ Genesis 2:18, 24.
From this Scripture we learn a lot about marriage.


Below are ten Biblical truths about marriage:
1. Marriage is spiritual: Marriage is not just the physical coming together of the man and the woman. It came as a pronouncement by God. In fact marriage has spiritual connotations than any relationship. It is a typology of the union between the church and Christ (Ephesians 5:22-32) As such one must approach marriage from a spiritual point of view that it needs prayer, faith, the Word of God etc. We should understand that in that context we should also not leave God in the equation of marriage. Another interesting spiritual observation is that marriage actually is a heart matter.
Check These 10 Truths Of Marriage 
2. Marriage is Biblical: In the pages of the Bible, you will encounter marriage. In the Bible, you will see reflections of successful marriages and failed marriages. We also learn that marriage is one of the most consistent and important topics in the Bible.

3. Marriage is sacred: Something that is sacred is believed to be holy and to have a special connection with God. Marriage as such is holy and connected to God. Actually marriage was instituted by God. Therefore it is entitled to reverence and respect, highly valued and important. Marriage is a blessed and consecrated union. Also, 1 Corinthians 7:2 indicates that sex before marriage is immorality. Never play with marriage. It is sacred.

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4

4. Marriage is a union: The scripture says that the man should be joined (cleaved) to his wife. Marriage is a powerful union. It is cemented by love. Marriage is more than a relationship. It is a covenantal union. In marriage, there is sharing, networking, fellowship reflecting the power of the union. Therefore, marriage partners should not leave as islands. We are in a union. The Bible says these two shall become one.

Therefore what God yoked together let no man put apart Mark 10:6-9

5. Marriage is a unique relationship: There is no relationship which can replace the marriage relationship. It cannot be superseded. As observed, it is the only relationship which is the mirror image of the relationship between Christ and the Church. It is a unique life time relationship.

6. Marriage is permanent: Marriage is a permanent life time commitment. There shouldn’t be trial marriages or experimental marriages. If you have decided to go into a marriage, make sure you have made your mind. Do not say, ‘I want to see how it goes’Marriage entails commitment and sacrifice.

7. Marriage is personal: The instruction of the Lord is directed to the man (Adam) as an individual. It was not good for the man to be alone. Therefore, marriage is at a personal level. There is no group marriage. It is an individual who marries. You marry an individual. Though advice is essential, the bottom line remains that marriage is about the individual. After all has been said, the couple will be in marriage alone and expected to solve their problems alone. That is why the Bible say the man will leave his father as mother, as an individual, to join his wife.

8. Marriage is beneficial: The Scripture tells us that the man was going to be given a helper or a helpmeet suitable for him. There was going to be a benefit from both ends. The woman and the man were going to benefit from the marriage structure. There is mutual benefit (Eph 5:22-27) Never should we receive satanic teachings that marriage has no benefits. If one has failed in a marriage, that doesn’t make marriage bad. In marriage there is intimacy, sexual fulfilment and procreation.

9. Marriage is heterosexual (opposite sex) based: From the above scripture we are introduced to Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. It is the man and the woman biologically. Homosexual relationships and marriages are an abomination before God.
 Marriage can face challenges - Check These 10 Truths Of Marriage 
10. Marriage can face challenges: Those entering marriage should understand that marriage faces challenges. These challenges can be spiritual, financial, physical, material etc. As such parties to a marriage must be will willing to fight these challenges and come to a resolve.

John Museredzo is a relationship expert who has written more than 5 books including Youth and Sexual Purity; Youth, Relationships and Marriage. 

Contact him on: +263775127589; +263712154277

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