Sunday, October 20, 2013
Biblical Thoughts on Marriage
I saw this hanging in my life group leader's house. The group is concerned about the current state of marriages in our country. They feel that people are unwilling to live according to the biblical guidelines for marriage, so I feel the need to look into it.
The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
1 Corinthians 7:3-5