Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Divine Design of Marriage
Ge 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Some religions such as Mormonism, promotes polygamy. God forbids such practices in the Bible. In every example where there was disobedience in the matter, there were negative consequences. Perhaps the most severe consequence for a man to have multiple wives would be that he would have multiple Mother-in Laws!
God designed, in the first marriage union, the principle that every marriage should be based. One man and one woman to become one flesh for the rest of their life. Any intrusion into the union of marriage brings confusion and disrupts the union. Consider the warning of bringing another person into the perfect union of “one man and one woman and one flesh” given in 1Corinthians 6:16, “What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.” In this case a man brings a harlot into his marriage and the oneness is broken. Two is companionship but three is a crowd!
Every marriage should endeavor to apply the three principles of God’s first design for marriage. The first principle is to leave all other relationships to inter the marriage union. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother…” Never allow intrusions to divide whether they are sinful pleasures or interfering relatives.
The second principle give is to cleave. That means to be bonded or glued into one. It is like epoxy, part A and part B, that when mixed together bonds two pieces into one whole. Never let anything to separate that union.
The Third principle is to be one flesh. Never see yourself apart from the other. Never be two halves, striving for equality, but one whole, complete in harmony and in love.
Lord thank you for making me whole in giving me my helpmeet, my completer. Help me to make my union stronger like unto the example you have given in the first union and our union in Christ. Guard my marriage against all intrusions, in Jesus Name, Amen.

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