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Marriage: Does It Have A Purpose? What Does The Bible Say?

In this age of confusion over marriage and the reason for marriage, I was wondering if the Bible was clear on its purpose. I was not disappointed as the Bible is loaded with scripture to clarify any misconceptions. Let me list a few of the verses and context of the biblical position, God’s Word;

Marriage was instituted by God to protect the woman:

Eph. 5:28-29, “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church.”

To set up structural order within the family:

1 Corinthians 11:3, “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.”

To receive the Lord’s Blessings:

Proverbs 31:10, “An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels.”

To have children:

Psalm 127:3, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.”

Is to serve proper sexual union:

1 Corinthians 7:2-3, “But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.”

To keep from sexual immorality:

1 Corinthians 7:2-4, “But because of immoralities, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.”

1 Corinthians 7:9, “But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn.”

To reflect God’s image:

Genesis 1: 26-27, 6 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

When Jesus was confronted by the Pharisee’s on the subject of divorce Jesus was clear on God’s design for marriage:

Matthew 19: 3-6, 3 Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” 4 And He answered and said,“Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”

God Bless

Brian Mason

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