The kitchen Table Devotions: The Game of Life Day 34
And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5 and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” Matthew 19:4-6
Keep marriage special and sacred. There is so much pressure in the world to make it social and secular. There are wonderful things that God wills and wants for those who honor marriage and those things reach out to the generations following. The sooner we learn these things the better and these things need to be taught earlier, not later. A good marriage isn’t something we have to fall into by accident. If we have God’s word in our hearts, we can imagine what it can be and what it can do for us. God’s ideas are good!
There are two values that are so important for a good marriage. (1) the purity of God’s word in our hearts and our lives. Love His word, it will accomplish His will in our lives. (2) The purity of our walk or lives. Listen, it’s important to live for marriage before we live in marriage. With no other people, pictures, pain, and paranoia, we can partner with another with our whole heart. That’s God’s way and it’s wonderful. That’s the best. If that’s not you, I hope it’s not but if it is, God loves you. Repent of sin and receive His salvation, forgiveness, and love. There will be things to work through, but He helps. Remember, where there is agreement there is authority and where there is authenticity, there will be appreciation. That works!