The Big Vision of Marriage | Genesis 2:18
Genesis 2:18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
The big vision of marriage has been tragically shrunken to focus on the happiness and satisfaction of a husband and wife. Certainly happiness and satisfaction are desired outcomes, but marriage is bigger than you and your happiness. Marriage is about God.
Man’s aloneness did not fit into God’s ultimate plan. He made a “helper” (a word usually used to describe God) to complete the man. What the man lacked the woman supplied and what the woman lacked the man supplied. Together they could do what they could never do alone. The big vision of marriage is this: Bringing glory to God – together - in a way you could never do alone.
Marriage is bigger than you as an individual and you as a couple. Marriage is more than just you being happy. Marriage is about an adventure, a mission that God has you on together. When you focus on your happiness, selfishness will damage or destroy your marriage. When you focus on pleasing God in your marriage and doing together what you can’t do by yourselves, you experience deep satisfaction. Obedience always satisfies.
Father, help us get a big vision of marriage. Help us to be about the mission you brought us together to accomplish. In Jesus’ name. Amen.