Worthy of Honor

Do you honor and deeply cherish the covenant of marriage that God originally created? (and if you don’t believe me, check your Bibles – the first two chapters of Genesis should suffice). Whether you are married or not, the Bible is clear on this one point: marriage is to be honored by all.

Sadly, we live in a world where the institution of marriage is being denigrated, and this is an unfortunate thing.

Regardless of your marital status or beliefs about the institution, the key takeaway is this: the biblical construct of marriage is meant to be honored and valued by everybody.

Personally, as I grow deeper in my study of the Bible, I have developed a whole new appreciation for the specific roles to which God has called husbands and wives. There is a high degree of spiritual accountability involved in such a relationship (husbands and wives to each other, and then both spouses before the Lord), and the marriage covenant is not to be entered into lightly. Simply put, marriage is a contract, and a binding one at that (with a couple small exceptions, as noted in the Bible).

[And I thank the Lord for not allowing me to marry the man to whom I was engaged several years ago. I bear him no ill will, but he and I were not well-suited to one another (biblically or emotionally) and I believe with all my heart that we both would’ve been terribly unhappy as husband and wife.

My only regret is not holding onto the diamond! πŸ˜‰ But I digress.]

So yes, I highly value and deeply honor the institution of marriage. What about you?

Dear Lord, You knew what You were doing when You designed the covenant of marriage. The more I learn about it, the more I respect and honor I have for it.

That being said, I believe that marriage is probably one of the most challenging things that people can voluntarily enter into over the course of their lives; it’s not a bad thing, but it’s not easy, either.

Regardless, thank You for creating it. Please remind me to do all that I can to affirm and cherish the marriage covenant – as You have defined it. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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