MARRIAGE IS A COVENANT

21 Nov

MARRIAGE IS A COVENANT

Marriage is not a private experiment,littered with prenuptial agreements and an attitude of “Try it! If it doesn’t work, I can always bailout.”   Marriage is not a convenient relationship based upon “What’s in it for me?”  Marriage is not some kind of social contract, something you do only “for as long as you both shall love.”

Marriage is a sacred, lifetime covenant between one man and one woman and their God.    It is a public vow of how you will relate to your spouse as you form a new family unit.  And any covenant, including the marriage covenant, is a binding, weighty obligation.

Deut.23:23 says, “That which has gone from your lips you shall keep and perform, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.  In Proverbs we read, “It is a snare for a man to devote rashly something as holy, and after words to reconsider his vows” (20:25).  Jesus said that, “every idle word that men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matt.12:36).

Our culture no longer takes marriage seriously, but these verses all proclaim the unchanging truth: God takes the wedding covenant and the vows that we make to one another very seriously.

NOTE:  This was taken from the book “Family Life Marriage Bible” by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

NOTE:  Daily there is a new post to help your marriage be successful.

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