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?
- Only by experiencing the level of forgiveness God offers will you be able to extend any forgiveness in your own marriage.
- Only by learning about the love that God has for you will you be able to extend that love to another person.
- 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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