Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mark 10:6-8 NIV 2011

“But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female. 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 flesh.”

The Pharisees tested Jesus in Judea by asking questions. Mark 10:2, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife.” Jesus answered their questions by offering the reason behind their questions: hard hearts. In the beginning the joining of man and woman was to unify the two. They were to remain together in that relationship instituted by God. Genesis 5:2, “He created them male and female and blessed them.” Two separate individuals becoming one are blessed and unified through God to remain together. Hebrews 13:4, “Marriage should be honored by all.” Marriage, ordained by God, unites a man and a woman.

The rest of the story is Mark 10:9, “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” I remember my uncle saying those words almost forty-eight years ago. Both of our parents were married for over fifty years. Making a lifetime commitment to my husband did not end on the day we married. It’s what I do daily to honor God and remain with the one I love. Easy, no not really but it’s God’s desires for us to remain. We’re married till death.

How are we upholding God’s divine marriage principles daily?

Obedient to God’s Word,

S

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