The School Call Marriage.
Marriage: Text Romans 13:10
Definition: Over hundreds of definitions have been given to the word, marriage. But commonly and scripturally, marriage is an institution ordained or established by God, but with diversities of understanding. (Gen. 1:27, Gen. 2:18-250). It is also the coming together of a matured minded man and woman for the purpose of life sweetness. Yet, there are lots of bitterness in so many marriages today.
Why Are There Bitterness In Todays Marriage?
The reason is obvious, because Satan the Devil saw marriage as the foundation for fear of God and future brightness of children who came from sweet, stable and standard home, hence he (Satan_ decided to fight and cause misunderstanding, hatred of all kinds, infidelity that comes through enticement and lust only to mislead couples into breaking or divorce to enable him achieve his purpose of filling hellfire with God created good people, (Isa. 4:12-14) by deceiving them with words of fallacies, (Gen. 2:16-17, Gen. 3:1-15, Eph. 5:6).
The Purpose Of Marriage
There are many reasons while people marry, but some of the divine and vital purposes are stated as follows.
Breaking out or Overcoming Loneliness: (Gen 2:18):
Loneliness is a condition whereby one has nobody to relate with, it is therefore dreadful and dangerous as it kills gradually or slowly, it also creates room for Satan at times by making such person to think evil; (Matt. 15:19) hence God made a partner for the man Adam in the garden of Eden when He observes man’s loneliness, in Gen 2:18, 1 Cor. 11:8-9. God considers Eve as the best pill to cure Adam’s loneliness for him to live happily and in good health. Marriage is the medicine for loneliness
Production of Children (Procreation):(Proverbs 18:22):
This is one of the major reason while God formed them, male and female in Gen. 1:28, to multiply and find favour from Him, the covenant-keeping couple are to enjoy this grace unlimited Grace to wealth making and procreation of children to be raised and brought up together in a Godly way, that is the fear of God must first be found in the Parents (husband and wife) before they can be able to impact it on their children. (2 Tim. 1:5).
A broken home is a broken standard which might lead to a faulty foundation (Ps. 11:3) therefore, it must be avoided. I quote, the fear of a broken home is the beginning of World and generational transformation.
Antidote For Sinfulness (1 Cor. 7:2)
Sexual immorality has become a weapon in the hand of Satan the Devil to destroy man, hence marriage is made to be the escaping channel or an antidote to overcome the pollution.
Sex is a free ticket given by God to the legally married persons (husbands and wife) in Gen. 1:28, 2:24-25, 4:1. Sexual intercourse is an intimate expression of affection between husband and wife, based on this fact, denial and excuses are not needed from anyone in case one is in need. For this reason, Apostle Paul made it as a duty for the husband to be available for his wife at her request and likewise the wife for her husband.
Sex, Intimacy in Marriage.
Sexual intimacy in marriage is a privilege, right, and mystery by which two persons, a man, and a woman become one. (Eph. 5:32, Gen 2:24). The privilege is abused when people who are not married to each other have intercourse, (1 Cor. 5:1), the intended blessings become a cause of judgment, (Eph. 5:5).
Marriage is the only legal ground God has provided for sexual union, in that setting it becomes a powerful symbol of love between Christ and the Church, a pure sharing of joy and delight in one another, that is a gift from the hand of the Living God, outside this boundary is sinful and destructive. (1 Cor 6:15).