Marriage and Life Lessons
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:21-33
God designed marriage to be successful. He intended couples in covenant with Him and one another to have beautiful, fulfilling relationships, not disastrous, emotionally-draining ones. While marriage is at the heart of our culture, only when couples begin to properly live out covenant relationships in marriage will the fabric of our society be altered.
Adam and Eve, before they fell into sin, experienced the only perfect marriage in history. God commanded them to be fruitful and multiply. God instituted marriage for procreation, and both parents were to rear the children in fear and admonition of the Lord. Marriage and parenting are vital for the continued godly dominion over the earth.
Marriage also completes us as individuals. In marriage, God has deeper levels of maturity and much higher heights of potential planned for couples. Marriage is also an illustration of the divine. When Christian couples live their lives according to God's principles, the world sees what Jesus and His bride look like.