July 23: Sanctity of Marriage

Read Genesis 2

This week we are focusing on the 7th Commandment to not commit adultery. Adultery is a word for cheating — cheating on your spouse with another person.  Adultery isn’t a crime, but some people consider it a sin. (vocabulary.com)

When God created marriage, He certainly had the best scenario in mind. He knew what would work! He calls adultery sin and so should His people. This commandment is helpful as we commit to His plan for marriage and to honor His plan for the foundation for family. In Genesis 2:24 we read, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” This is important to look at the key players in family and in marriage. One man – a father and mother + a wife = a covenant of marriage.

We sure have heard other recipes for family and marriage haven’t we? If you are a Christ follower, then hold true to these principles and live out and model the plan that God designed for marriage. If you aren’t clear about His plan, then search out from the Bible and those who can answer questions from His word, so you can learn what the Creator’s intent is.

In Ephesians 5: 31-32 it says “’For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.” Sound familiar? It is interesting that this passage explains further the importance of the commitment in marriage. It is an earthly picture of the mystery of Christ’s commitment and love for His church. We are able to mirror the love, humble service and respect of Christ toward the church in this earthly covenant of marriage.

In the marriage God has blessed me with, my husband and I have had to STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN before we move forward. Yes, the basic simple Safety Town rules apply to our marriage.

  • Stopping before we make a decision that could take away from the covenant we hold dear.
  • Looking at the Bible to discuss the path for blessing in our covenant.
  • Listening to what we see in the Bible and acting on His pattern for His design in our marriage.

CAK

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