September 29, 2017
Guard Your Relationship
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. Malachi 2:15
God's design is for a husband and wife to become one. This oneness is to be experienced in every area of the relationship. It involves the following:
Spiritual Oneness:Developing together as followers of Christ.
Physical Oneness:An exclusive, fulfilling sexual commitment.
Mental Oneness:Commitment not to consider other relationships.
Emotional Oneness:Commitment to exclusive feelings.
God is the One who joins the husband and wife together. "You belong to him in body and spirit." And what God joins together, man should never separate. The marriage covenant must be guarded and kept. God explains His position on divorce very clearly. He hates it (Malachi 2:16).
Husbands and wives, guard your relationship! Make time for each other. Read Scripture together. Pray together. Bring the date night out of your relationship closet. Have fun together. Allow your relationship to grow and flourish. One day your children and grandchildren will thank you for keeping the marriage covenant.
Father, may we never take our marriage commitment lightly. Give us the strength to stick it out for better or worse. Help us not evaluate relationships by the standard of the world. Thank You for joining me together with my spouse. May that commitment never be broken. In Jesus' name. Amen.