Jason Wade, Pharmacist

READ Ephesians 5:31-32

Why did you get married?  Were you in love?  Was it a physical attraction?  Did you think your spouse would be a great parent? Did your family think you should marry to woman you married? Was it to have a good friend around? Did you want children? 

Gary Thomas asks the question, “What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy?” The ultimate purpose of marriage is to reflect God’s image.

Marriage is not primarily about you.  It is just as important to become the right person as it is to find the right person. Are you looking for “The One?”  The myth of “The One” is not Biblical. How do you know you married “The One?”  Are you married? Then you married “The One!” The one you married is the one with whom you are to make a life.  Instead of trying to make your wife into “The One,” why don’t you spend time becoming “The One?” 

Marriage reflects to the world God’s promise to be with us and to redeem us.  It is a covenant—a permanent promise—not a contract.  Marriage is more than a device to suit our own needs; it exists for a bigger purpose. Marriage is about love and forgiveness. It’s a picture of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Dave Harvey says, “Marriage is embedded in the culture as a Gospel testimony that is always making statements. The only question is whether it’s a good statement or a bad one.”  What is your marriage statement?

Father, thank You for the gift of marriage. Keep shaping and making me into the one You want for my wife. Help me to honor You with my marriage. Let my marriage statement to the world be Jesus.

Instead of trying to make your wife into “The One,” why don’t you spend time becoming “The One?” @Real_Momentum App


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