God’s purpose for marriage

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“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and  they will become one flesh” (vs 24).


For what reason? It is because the Lord God created men and women for one another and to be in relationship with one another, to be companions. This verse is quoted by our Lord Jesus in the gospels (Matthew 19:5, Mark 10:7) and by Paul in Ephesians 5:31-32.

Paul points us to the final mystery of marriage it pictures the relationship n Christ and the church.



The Lord God is in the business of bringing men and women together. Why? Because that is the way He made us – in our togetherness we reflect His image.


Because our relationship as husband and wife is the best reflection on earth of  Christ’s relationship with us.


It is God who fashioned the first human  family and this age will close with the marriage of the Lamb.


Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. (Revelation 19:6-9)



Source: ‘Families for life Bible Study notes and Sermon Outlines’ by David and Janet Cunningham. Family Impact. Read the full text at: http://www.familyimpact.org.za




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