A Man, His Wife, and God

A woman’s heart should be so lost in God that a man must seek Him to find her. 

This has been attributed to a woman by the name of Elisabeth Elliot and I believe it sums up a great deal about marriage. If a man and woman are to have the ultimate joy in their life of being with one another, they must have a relationship with Christ.

Much about your relationship together is dictated by what you do apart from one another and with God. Paul says it well in I Corinthians 7:1-6 says, “Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.”

Why else should a man and woman seek to be close to God for each other?
  1. Only by experiencing the level of forgiveness God offers will you be able to extend any forgiveness in your own marriage. 
  2. Only by learning about the love that God has for you will you be able to extend that love to another person.
  3. Only if you are humbled as Jesus instructs will you look to meet the needs of your spouse before your own.

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