The First Covenant

a word on The Word

For the husband is head of the wife, just as Christ is head of the church, He Himself the Savior of the body.  Ephesians 5:23   

From the very beginning, in the very first family, to our own, we see God is orderly. He has consistent patterns and usually sticks with the created order. God created mankind out of love and calls him to love. Mankind is also created in the image and likeness of God, who is the very essence of love. Since God has created man and woman in His image, their mutual love becomes an image or a witness to the unfailing love that God has for all mankind.

So, a man leaves his father and mother and cleaves to his wife and the two become one flesh (Gen.2:24). This covenant, though tainted by the fall, is still God’s plan for society. As Jesus taught in Matt.19:6,”What therefore God has joined together…

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