Because the Lord was witness [to the covenant made at your marriage] between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously and to whom you were faithless. Yet she is your companion and the wife of your covenant [made by your marriage vows].15 And did not God make [you and your wife] one [flesh]? Did not One make you and preserve your spirit alive? And why [did God make you two] one? Because He sought a godly offspring [from your union]. Therefore take heed to yourselves, and let no one deal treacherously and be faithless to the wife of his youth.16 For the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I hate divorce and marital separation and him who covers his garment [his wife] with violence. Therefore keep a watch upon your spirit [that it may be controlled by My Spirit], that you deal not treacherously and faithlessly [with your marriage mate]. (Mal 2:14-16 Amp).
Father we pray, asking in Jesus Name for Your Godly Wisdom, Insight, Understanding concerning the importance of marriage,between husbands & wives. Help us Lord also to see as why Marriage is a covenant between, a man and his wife, as also the wife and her husband. Lord help us as husbands to love our wives, even as You Love Your Church.
Father help also our wives to respect and honour their husbands. Lord give us indeed Your wisdom and understanding, so that Marriage be respected and honourable, before You O Lord, and man. Father restore the Marriage bed, as also the family unit. Because Lord we know that marriage is your original plan, since the beginning of time; between the man and his wife. Restore now , o Lord, the principle of Christian Marriage. Restore us, o God. Lord hear our prayers.
On an earlier post, I touched on fathers, children. The hearts of the fathers drawn to the hearts of their children, which is good. Yet before there are any children, there is to be marriage. Otherwise the children may grow up with no parents, mothers or fathers. Marriage had been placed, put in position through the Lord. Marriage is a God thing (Gen 2:20-25). Yes you are hearing, reading correctly; Marriage is a God thing (Mt 19:5; Gen 2:20-25, Eph 5:20-33).
Marriage is also a good thing. It is written who has found a wife has found a good thing, and receives favour from God (see Prov 18:22). What I would also like to say, and believe, Godly Marriage between the husband and his spouse, wife, is one of the principle, building blocks of any society.Out of their marriage consummation, come the descendants, children, offspring, their heirs and seed.The husband and his wife become one flesh. Through their interaction with one another they produce offspring
We are reminded in Scripture: – “Let marriage be held in honour (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonoured/not dishonoured); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous (Heb13:4 Amplified).
Paul writes because of gross immorality, it is better for a man to have his own wife, each woman to have her own husband. This principle has been placed, throughout time by God right in the beginning, of His Creation. Marriage is also a gift. It is written an excellent wife, is the crown of her husband. The Lord saw it is not good for a man, to be alone, therefore He made a helpmeet for him. Man is not meant to be alone.
When God created man, He formed us in His Image. Seeing man needed a help, the Lord took a rib of man and made woman. So woman comes from man and man from woman. In the beginning God created both man and woman, therefore a man shall leave his father and mother, be joined to his wife, and they two shall become one flesh. God created marriage, not man created marriage. Marriage has always been a God thing.
Husbands & Wives
Scripture4 He replied, Have you never read that He Who made them from the beginning made them male and female,5 And said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united firmly (joined inseparably) to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? [Gen. 1:27; 2:24.]6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder (separate) .(Mt19:4-6 Amp)Husbands love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her. So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word. That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendour, without spot or or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless]. Even so husbands should love their wives [as being a sense] their own bodies. For no man ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and carefully protects it and cherishes it, as Christ does the church (Eph 5:25-30 Amp)To be Contd