Verse of the Day


"Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 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.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh."

~Genesis 2: 22-24


Today's Devotional Thought

October 14, 2010 by Wendy Foreman



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Marriage

Marriage is a gift from God. Adam and Eve were created perfect for one another. God knew that Adam needed someone to share his life with. God instituted marriage and when he did there were 3 basic aspects to it:

(1) The man leaves his parents, and in a public ceremony, pledges himself to his wife.

(2) The man and woman are joined together by taking responsibility for each other’s welfare and by loving the mate above all others. This is an area that I feel many of us struggle with. When we first get married, we are so in love and we make time to spend together and do so much for each other. But then life creeps in. We start a family and the many different demands begin. We are raising our kids and taking care of their needs. Our jobs are demanding. Our friends want to get together for coffee. Our parents want to come visit or perhaps they are getting older and have needs that we need to attend to. We strive to maintain a relationship with our siblings and their families. And the list goes on. We get wrapped up in the world around us and before too long our husbands take 2nd or 3rd place in our lives. Ladies, this is so wrong. Our husbands are a gift from God. When we pledged our love to them, however many years ago it has been, it was forever, better or worse, sickness and in health, richer or poorer. Yes, there are tough years and there are times when we may question it and wonder if the grass is greener on the other side. But the truth is ladies, it never really is. I have talked with many who left marriages because they thought it would be better and 99% of the time it isn’t. When we take that vow we need to take it seriously and understand it is forever. We should want to and desire to work on our marriages and make them the very best they can be. Make time for each other. There should be nothing more important then our relationship with our spouse.

(3) The third and final aspect of marriage that God addresses in Genesis is that the two become one flesh in the intimacy and commitment of sexual union that is reserved for marriage.

It is so important that all three of these aspects are included in our marriages. If one of these is missing from our marriage then chances are our marriage is struggling. What are you doing to be a good wife? Proverbs 18:22 says “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” God intended for marriage to be good and enjoyable. This society needs strong marriages because when there are strong marriages there are strong families. Focus on your marriage today.


Memorize this verse today:

"Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 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.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh."
~Genesis 2: 22-24



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