Marriage to Christ

Malachi 2

11 Judah has broken faith. A detestable thing has been committed in Israel and in Jerusalem: Judah has desecrated the sanctuary the LORD loves, by marrying the daughter of a foreign god. 12 As for the man who does this, whoever he may be, may the LORD cut him off from the tents of Jacob [d] —even though he brings offerings to the LORD Almighty.

13 Another thing you do: You flood the LORD’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer pays attention to your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands.14 You ask, “Why?” It is because the LORD is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.

15 Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. [e] So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.

16 “I hate divorce,” says the LORD God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself [f] with violence as well as with his garment,” says the LORD Almighty.
So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.

Marriage is a beautiful thing and it can be more than wonderful; even though in our current culture its not though of that way.  Like everything God ordains, marriage is also a covenant.  A covenant being;

biblical covenant is an agreement found in the Bible “between God and His people in which God makes certain promises. It is unconditional;whereas a contract is conditional based on agreed upon guidelines.[1]

Marriage can also be a mirror to our hearts towards God the Father as well as reflect our relationship with Christ Jesus.   Just like earthly marriage some of us come to Christ for the wrong reasons.  Then when things start to fall apart we are searching for a reason as to why.  We all know that there have been some crazy reasons why people get married.  There have been some very selfish reasons why people get married too.  How often do we end up at marriage because there is true love between man and woman.  I’m talking about a real love not lust, infatuation, admiration, obsession, co-dependency or some sick desire of feeling complete.  Because two half people don’t make one whole person but a whole bunch of mess.  Real love is developed through intimate fellowship between man and woman.  This love is unconditional as it is not dependent on the other.  This type of love says more about you rather than the person that you love.  Relationships between men and women is not a power struggle for control by putting down on another so that you feel more secure about being the opposite sex.  How we treat each other in a marriages says so much about how we relate to Christ.  It says a lot about the state of our salvation as well as how we see our salvation.  Our earthly relationships tells a lot about our understanding of God and how God governs his people, the elect.

Isaiah 61

9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the LORD has blessed.”

10 I delight greatly in the LORD;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise
spring up before all nations.

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  1. […] you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. Our marriage to Christ removes our fears but we always look back longing for what we think we need.  We see others living […]

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