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June 8, 2022

Marriage Is Ordained by God

Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of creation, He made them male and female. 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife; 8 And the two shall be one flesh. So then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has yoked together, let man not separate.

When God created man, He did not create all the people He needed for His purpose at the same time. If God had wanted to create a great number of people at the same time, He certainly could have done so. He could have created billions of people. However, this was not God's way. Instead, God created a couple and charged them to multiply and replenish the earth. According to God's ordination, the propagation of mankind takes place through marriage. Marriage, therefore, is second only to God's creation. We should never despise marriage. Hebrews 13:4 says, "Let marriage be held in honor among all." Marriage is holy, and we must honor it. Mankind was brought into existence through God's creation, and God ordained that mankind be propagated through marriage. In our marriage life we need to be honest, faithful, and pure. If we are not honest, faithful, and pure, we shall offend God in a very serious way. According to the Bible, God condemns fornication and adultery. Hebrews 13:4b says, "Fornicators and adulterers God will judge." Fornication and adultery are second only to idol worship as sins that are most offensive to God. Therefore, we need to care for marriage in a proper way before God. On the one hand, marriage is a necessity. On the other hand, married life is difficult. Nevertheless, we must learn to love this difficulty and even care for it with affection. This means that we should love our marriage and take good care of it. (c) Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Mark, pp. 273-275. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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