Your Marriage Belong To God?
What do you think your purpose is for your
marriage? Did you know that when you married your spouse God united you
together in one flesh? That means your spouse is a part of you and you
are a part of them. How do you think your position in the marriage can
enhance your spouse’s position? Did you know that when we disregard
our spouse’s position in the marriage, essentially we’re telling
them they are not worth caring for? We are telling ourselves that our
marriage doesn’t mean anything to us.
The attitude of society toward respecting the
God-given positions of husband and wife in marriage has caused all kinds
of problems within the marriage and family unit. The blatant disrespect
for the husband of being the protector, overseer, and main financial
provider for the family has been perverted. The blatant disrespect for
the wife being the helpmate and support to her husband and his position
has become perverted in society.
How Would A Wife Be Supporting Herself More Than
When her career is more important to her than her
How Would A Husband Be Supporting Himself More
Than His Wife?
When he doesn’t place his wife above himself
God knew the world would pervert marriage in this
way. This is precisely why God kept marriage separate from the world and
created it for himself—as a symbol of Christ and His love For His
Church, His people—you and me. Your marriage belongs to God and when
we pervert it we are essentially rebelling against God’s architecture
Couples are striving to be all they can be through the selfishness of themselves. Where is God in your marriage? Are you working for God or for yourself? As long as couples keep their marriage separate from God they will continue to pervert their marriage through the rebellious attitudes that stem from society. Now of course I am not saying that all couples in marriage do this, but those who do not have God at the forefront of their marriage are leading their lives this way, and they don’t even know it!
Husbands should provide encouragement to their
wives. The kind of encouragement I am talking about is in the
position given to them by God. Husbands ought to help their wives become
all they can be through the roles given to them by God that were
specifically designed for marriage. If housewives are being discouraged
in society from being submissive and loving wives, then where does that
leave the husband? How can he fulfill his own position as head of the
household in the proper manner if his wife is discouraging him from
being the man of his household!
Wives should provide encouragement to their
husbands. Wives ought
to help their husbands to be the man of the home and marriage by
respecting their God-given position designed by God. That is what being
a “helpmeet” is. If husbands are being discouraged in society from
being the man of his home, then where does that leave the wife? How can
she fulfill her own position as helpmate to her husband in the proper
ways if society is encouraging her to be all that she can be for
Do you see how God’s Word for marriage has
evolved into something perverted? Society is to blame for this. Most
churches don’t teach God’s way for marriage anymore. Is this why
many church-going Christians are following in the footsteps of society
rather than in the footsteps of God? Christians are to be the example of
God. Are we being Godly examples when we rebel against God’s
principles for marriage?
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate. (Matthew 19:4-6)