Marriage is a God authored, Christ centred, covenant.
- Marriage is God authored.
God intentionally designed the human person for relationship. From the very beginning, God had a plan and intention for marriage.
- Marriage is Christ centred: Jesus is the most important person in your marriage.
Before God brings man and woman together man has a relationship with God. Our relationship with God comes before our relationship with the other because God made us for relationship for himself. God created us and only God completes us. Adam and Eve complement each other. But, only God completes.
The concept the culture promotes is that the other person completes you, that marriage is about finding the person who completes you. If we are looking for somebody to complete us, and God is the only person who can complete us, the only thing we can ever end up in is disaster.
“No person can ever complete you. Only God can complete you.”
- Marriage is a Covenant: The culture tells us that marriage is a contract.
We enter into a contract to satisfy a personal need. We enter into a covenant to satisfy the other persons need.
Your marriage isn't about you, or your spouse. It's about God. Your marriage is a symbol, a reflection of the covenant that God has made with us. It reflects his great love for us.
If you are in a situation that is broken, know that God is not done. He has the power to heal and restore what is broken in you. Your best days are not behind you, they are in front of you. God has a plan for you. We just have to bring what is broken and lay it at his feet.
“Lord Jesus come into what is broken. Come into my heart. I trust in you. I place all my hope in you. I love you. Thank you, Jesus.”
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