ZV7L0528 MarriageHow God Sees Marriage

No matter how you were married you took vows. Those vows were meant to be kept. You were entering into a covenant, an agreement, a contract with the man of woman you married. This cannot be taken lightly. It is a legal document.

God does not look at a covenant lightly:

This covenant is not just a contract. It is a blood covenant.

Leviticus 17:10-14 The life is in the blood.

A contract is only binding to the extent that your word is good. Blood Covenant is to lay your life on the line for your spouse.

Marriage, or the way God planned marriage to be, is the same as the relationship He desires to have with His church.

Some people get married for various reasons, perhaps for: sex, companionship, love, to provide a home for children, social acceptance, economic advantages, and security.

The biblical picture of marriage is the blending of two lives in the deepest possible way into a new unit that will both satisfy the individuals involved and serve the purposes of God. The heart of mankind cries out for unity. Genesis 2:18 “- It is not good that man should be alone”. Remember this happened before the fall of man. So Adam was having close fellowship with God. Yet God Said “That is not enough”. God’s answer to this problem of man’s need was to create woman, one who could be a suitable helper. The Hebrew word used here literally means “face to face”. That is, God created one with whom man could have a face-to-face relationship. It speaks of the in-depth personal relationship whereby the two are united in an unbreakable union that satisfies the deepest longings of the human heart.