Marriage: What’s the big deal?


Let marriage be honored among all and the marriage bed be kept undefiled, for God will judge the immoral and adulterers.   Heb. 13:4  

Why honor marriage? Why keep the marriage bed undefiled? Silly questions? Then why in the world are church statistics of divorce, the same as secular statistics?

It seems to me, that marriage has lost its honor and dignity that was given it by God, since it has not been accepted as a sacrament in this post-reformation era that has confused the teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and not only that, but the fact that we don’t truly understand what a covenant is.

Keeping the marriage bed undefiled is very important in the physical and the spiritual realm. In the physical realm we have given ourselves to the other in the covenantal and sacramental oath of matrimony. In the spiritual realm we have entered the same oath, with a third party, The Holy Trinity. He is what makes it sacramental. The institution of marriage will still exist, He created it, but for it to be sacramental, both baptized believers must consent to each other ” ’til death do us part.”

Adultery is the division of the heart. If that division is given into, the lust seed has been planted and the seed is ready to sprout. Not only in our physical relationship, but in our spiritual relationship with God. Wandering Israel was often referred to as an adulteress in the Old Testament, leaving the covenant that God had established. They would participate in it for a time and then abandon it to please themselves, sound familiar? It does to me!

God will judge the immoral and the adulterers, and He will start with ” the household of God.” 1 Pet.4:17

If we, as married Christians, commit ourselves to God through the grace that He has provided through marriage, and realize that it is a witness to the power of God, to love as He loves, and to teach as He teaches could we change our culture? Can we in this day and time, commit to such a hard and unpopular stance? For the sake of our families and our marriages, I hope we will!

Amen.

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