Going All the Way
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2
What is marriage? Why is it so important?
I’m glad you asked, because I am going to tell you. If I could sum up marriage for you, I would define it by three important components that will help us all to go all the way in our marriages.
First, marriage is a spiritual covenant. It is a lie to think that marriage is just a piece of paper, something you can casually sign your name to and then rip it up the moment you wish it didn’t exist.
Too often, we want to continue walking down our own path, saying, God, bless me as I walk down this path. If we think of marriage as just a piece of paper then we need real repentance, repentance that gets off the path on which we are walking and gets on to the path that pleases God.
Second, marriage is a picture of the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Church. I think this is the reason that marriage comes under so much attack, because Satan wants to mar the God-ordained image of His relationship with man. If we act treacherously with our spouses, then how will the unsaved world see a picture of God’s faithfulness?
Third, marriage is the foundation of our society. If you mess with marriage, then you mess with mankind, because it is the fabric, the heart and soul of our entire society. Study after study shows us the truth we already knew-that divorce causes trauma to everyone involved, especially the children. This trauma lasts, leading to lower grades, less successful relationships, worse job performance, higher rates of depression, and much more. If we want our society to endure then we must leave a better legacy to our children than a nation torn and shattered by divorce!
These are the reasons why marriage is so important. If you are considering divorce, then realize that there is far more at stake here. Your divorce attacks all of these things. Do not put this off and think you can be the exception.
Instead, cry out for God’s mercy and grace to come and save your marriage, and in saving your marriage, save one more part of that covenant, that picture, and that foundation.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You that You can help my marriage! I know that my marriage could be more than it is now, but I need Your mercy and help to get there. Please have Your way in my marriage and family so that we can be everything You made us to be!