If you’re a fan of Christian literature, you should definitely read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. If you know me, you’ll probably know how much I love novels. I noticed when some people pick up a book and find out that its Christian, they just lose interest. In my mind, I’m like, you don’t know what you just dropped. But yes, moving on!
Throughout Genesis, we see a recurring phrase, ‘and God saw that it was good.’ God did not only create, he evaluated. 99% of the time, it was good. The one time that it was not good, was in relation to man. In Genesis 2: 18, the Bible says, ‘And the Lord God said, it is not good that the man should be alone.’
The reason for this is because of man’s emotional capabilities and his tendency to get lonely. Loneliness alone carries with it all sorts of baggage, then depression sets in and it’s just a down spiral. Why not just avert all that? God then said, ‘I will make him an help meet for him.’ An ‘help’ meet for him. Not someone to be your slave, not someone to be oppressed. Someone MEET for him. Someone he will be proud to call his own.
When you find that person that is to your liking, to your standards, that fits your mould, the bone of your bone, the flesh of your flesh; there’s no way you’re going to let that person go. You then go in to this permanent institution called marriage which was purposed by God to be a creation of the closest of all human relationships. Then the devil comes in, and says, ‘Oya o, it’s time to divorce.’ The two of you will now carry yourselves to court. Gosh! How we’ve been deceived.
Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting, get understanding. If we had the required understanding, then we will know that only one eve was made for Adam. If Adam was angry or whatever, he knew there was nobody better he could be with. For better or for worse, is no joke o.
Before we go ahead to say we want to get married, we should seek the face of God. Marriage isn’t child’s play. When the going gets tough, the tough do not get going. Consequently, marital failure may as well translate to failure in life and ministry. Just know, to fulfil purpose; your marriage must work.
Culled from Open Heavens.