Marriage: Holy Matrimony

Posted: 30th June 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Beauty of Marriage

Marriage is ordained by God. Like it or not — this is His Word on the subject:
Ephesians 5:22-32 — New International Version (NIV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. 31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”[b] 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

Too many times we try to twist the meaning of God’s Word concerning marriage to match our personal preferences. It is perfect and beautiful just as God intended. It doesn’t need to change to cater to our comfort. It doesn’t need to be diluted by our immature faith. It doesn’t need amplification, addition or subtraction. It’s perfect. The change is our responsibility. As our faith in Him matures, our understanding of His Word grows. Our reception to the Truth moves our beliefs into action and total acceptance and surrender to our Lord’s Will is the consequence.

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