Genesis 2:24

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Marriage is a huge responsibility. The principles of Scripture ring out to us the truth about a Godly marriage, regardless of the situation of one's marriage. Although circumstances vary and the fact that people are very different hardly changes, it does not change the Word. Counseling and Godly advice from those who are experienced and well learned is vitally important. God wants His people to have good marriages that produce good spiritual fruit.

Marriage is the example of the union between Christ and His Bride. The whole Bible is a love letter from God to His church. Therefore, marriage is important to God. If you are married or thinking of getting married, you have a responsibility to someone else that God has given to you.

Ruth Bell Graham said about her husband Rev. Billy Graham:

“It is a foolish woman who expects her husband to be to her that which only Jesus Christ Himself can be: ready to forgive, totally understanding, unendingly patient, invariably tender and loving, unfailing in every area, anticipating every need, and making more than adequate provision. Such expectations put a man under an impossible strain. The same goes for the man who expects too much from his wife.”

Are you expecting too much out of your spouse? Are you living up to your responsibility? God’s Word says so much about this union between a man and a woman in Scripture because He cares about you living a happy and fulfilling life. Search the Scriptures and seek Godly counsel so that you can have a thriving marriage in Christ.

Jesus didn’t say, “Now you shape up or else I’m not dying on this cross.” He lived up to the responsibility of self-sacrifice and willingly died for your salvation. I wonder if you are living up to your responsibility to Him?  

65-0217 - “A Man Running From The Presence Of The Lord”

If I was a young man, and looking for a wife, to be married; and here stood a girl that met every qualification that I thought it took to make a woman. Why, morally she was a queen, and lovely, and—and a fine personality, a real Christian, everything that I could think of, to make me a good wife. No matter how much I say she's perfect, she's exactly right, she isn't mine till I accept her and the responsibility of her being my wife.

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Joel 1-3