Marriage & Family
“And the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh; this one will be called “woman,” for she was taken from man. This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.”
They become one. The Biblical foundation of marriage is a spiritual act of binding, not a simple act of affection. In this foundation, two become one. Two are bound in eternal love. Marriage is a full commitment to each other.
When we examine our own marriages, do we see this?
Ephesians lays out the dynamics of a Biblical foundation marriage. Marriage relationship reflects the relationship between Christ and The Church.
“Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives are to submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself for her”
The unity we join into with Christ is like that of Biblical marriage. Do we understand what it means to be united with Him as His bride?
Church begins with family. Without family, there is no church, but without Christ, there is no family. Unity in Biblical marriage brings forth a generation after it that is unified with Christ.
How are we supposed to be unified in the Church if we are not unified in our family?
Failure to pass on and exemplify Biblical foundation to the children in the Church raises up a generation that does not know the Lord.
“That whole generation was also gathered to their ancestors. After them, another generation rose up who did not know the Lord or the works he had done for Israel.”
It is important to know what love is-- what marriage is and to pass it on. We are His Church. We know what love looks like because of His love for us. We know what Biblical marriage is because we are His bride.
Are we reflecting that? Are we exemplifying His love for the Church in such a way that a generation will not rise up who do not know the Lord?