Marriage is God’s cardinal program for man on the earth. If you don’t have the gift of celibacy from God and you don’t marry, you will be violating a critical law of creationthat your body will react against. Most people approach marriage with high expectations and low preparation, hence they get little from it by not maximizing God’s expectations for marriage.
God is the founder of marriage and so it is a divine idea. When you do practices without principle you will produce mediocrity and problem. In the original purpose of God for marriage, marriage was designed for help. The maker always keeps the purpose in mind. You can use the item against the design of the maker. A single man is not sufficient or satisfactory to heaven until he marries a help meet (suited, adaptable and complementary). Marriage is for complementation and not for competition. Man will not be complete until he finds his wife.
The first question for you to answer on the earth as an adult is, “WHO IS MY OTHER HALF THAT IS CREATED TO MAKE ME BETTER?” You must settle this clearly. According to God’s plan for man, “Two are better than one and it is not good for a man to be alone” is the law of the kingdom. You will need partnership in business, ministry and life, and none will carry the same effect as your wife or husband. Your spouse in your life is not the same in effect as a business partner. Only death can separate you in marriage safely, any other separation is not safe. Marriage is like an omelet, once two people come together, each one cannot be whole again. There is life after divorce but a divorced man or woman is not the same as a single man or woman. It will take more effort for a divorced man or woman to make the second marriage work than a single person.
There are people that are divorced before God but are not physically divorced. Polygamist is divorce before God. No woman can fill the weakness in another woman. Your choice of marriage will reflect your great wisdom or great error. As a single person reading this today, it is a call to get it right and maximize the benefit of marriage while for married people it is an opportunity to make it right and be the right spouse that will fulfill the intention of God in that home.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to get it right in marriage. I receive the insight and wisdom into this holy institution to make the best out of my union and fulfill your mandate for my home in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Isaiah 41:17-43:13, Ephesians 2:1-22, Psalm 67:1-7, Proverbs 23:29-35