Marriage

It is not a good idea for a Christian to marry a non-Christian person or an unbeliever. A good wife is a favor from the Lord. Have marriages that honor God (Ephesians 5:22-23).  If the husband dies the wife can remarry. Man and woman become one. There will be no marriages in the afterlife for the angels and the saints.

 

Can two walk together if not agreed?

Amos 3:3    3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

 

Do not marry pagans (irreligious person)

Deuteronomy 7:3, 4    Nor shall you make marriages with them. You shall not give your daughter to their son, nor take their daughter for your son. For they will turn your sons away from following Me, to serve other gods; so the anger of the Lord will be aroused against you and destroy you suddenly.

 

Do not marry unbelievers

2 Corinthians 6:14    14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

 

Good wife, favor from the Lord

Proverbs 18:22    22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.

 

If husband dies, wife can remarry

Romans 7:2, 3    For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man.

 

Jesus on divorce

Matthew 5:31, 32    31 “Furthermore it has been said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.

 

Keep marriage bed pure

Hebrews 13:4    Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

 

Man and woman become one

Genesis 2:24, 25    24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

 

No marriage in afterlife

Matthew 22:30   30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God in heaven.

Mark 12:25    25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.

 

Paul on marriage and divorce

1 Corinthians 7:2-4, 7, 8, 10-14    Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.

   3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am;

10 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. 11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.

12 But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. 13 And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.

 

Rejoice in wife of youth

Proverbs 5:18    18 Let your fountain be blessed, And rejoice with the wife of your youth.

 

Wife of noble character

Proverbs 12:4    4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

 

Proverbs 31:10, 30, 31   10 Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies.

30        Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,

But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

31        Give her of the fruit of her hands,

And let her own works praise her in the gates.

 

Wives submit, husbands love

Ephesians 5:22-28, 33    22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.

    33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

 

Figurative Marriages

Wedding feast of Lamb

Revelation 19:7    Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

 

Your creator will be your Husband

Isaiah 54:5    5   For your Maker is your husband,

The Lord of hosts is His name;

And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;

He is called the God of the whole earth.

 

A wife of noble character is the crown of her husband. Wife submit to husband and husband love your wife. In the afterlife in heaven your Husband will be your creator. Therefore, love your God, the Lord Jesus Christ for He is not only your Lord and Savior but your Husband for eternity.

 

The lives of each of you may be ordered by the Lord in a beautiful way for His glory, if you will only entrust Him with your life. If you try to regulate your own life, it will only end in a mess and a failure. Only the One Who gave you a soul and caused the making of the brain and the heart can successfully guide you to a profitable end.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.


Prayer:   Father in heaven, I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Marriage.”  Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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