The Bible begins with Creation and the marriage of a man and woman, Adam and Eve. The Bible ends with a new creation and the marriage of Jesus to the church, His bride. Throughout the Old Testament, God refers to His chosen people, Israel, as His wife. In the New Testament, the church is referred to as the bride of Christ.
Marriage must be important to God.
Could it be that God designed marriage to reflect
His love for His people?
The marriage between a man and woman can be the most intimate and blessed relationship that the couple can experience on earth.
We are privileged to peek into the marriages of many couples in the Bible. One entire book is devoted to the marriage relationship of one couple, the Song of Songs, or some refer to this book as the Song of Solomon.
Moreover, both the Old and New Testaments give instructions to couples, guiding them in their marriages.
Imagine God creating a beautiful garden filled with luscious fruits, delicious vegetables, fragrant flowers, towering trees, and friendly animals of all shapes and sizes. There, God created Adam and told him to take care of the garden and name the animals. Adam tended the garden and met all the animals, probably male and female together, but he had no companion to help him, no friend to fulfill his needs. Was God preparing Adam to recognize his need for a companion to help him … someone to partner with him in his ministry to God?
God caused Adam to fall asleep. He took a rib from Adam’s side or another part of his body and fashioned a woman, Eve. Then, God presented Eve to Adam. Adam was elated. “This is now bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2:23). Together, Adam and Eve walked with God in the cool of the evening.
Eve was a love gift from God to Adam. She completed Adam. She helped him in his work for God. Together, they walked side-by-side with God. Together, they talked with God. Together, they were one with each other and one with God—until they sinned.You are God’s love gift to your husband. You complete your husband. What actions will you take to reflect God’s love and bless him? Click To Tweet
Adam and Eve stumbled, just like you and I stumble. Two sinners walking in a fallen world stumbling in many ways, James 3:2.
You are God’s love gift to your husband. You are called to reflect God’s love, so that your husband and others will be blessed, and like Priscilla, others will call you a fellow worker in Christ, Romans 16:3.
Loving Father, thank You for Your gift of marriage. Help us to understand this precious gift in a deeper way. Cause us to reflect Your great love in our marriages, so that our husbands are blessed and prompted to thank You for the partners you have given to them as a sign of Your love. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
Since you are God’s love gift to your husband, what actions will you take today?
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