Faith, Your Marriage, and God’s Plan - Part 1
God is the creator and designer of marriage. It was God who made Adam and then formed Eve from Adam’s rib. It was God who brought Eve to Adam and preformed the first wedding ceremony. God is the only one who knows the inner parts of the marriage and therefore He is the only one who is able to maintain its most intricate internal functions.
So why is it that when it comes to marriage so many will seek help or advice from anyone or anywhere except God? Maybe it’s pride, perhaps we are afraid the Bible will instruct us to do something we don't want to do. Maybe we don't want to make any changes to our daily lives. No matter the reason it is foolish to ignore and reject God’s Word and the wisdom it provides.
If you desire your marriage to be a reflection of God’s Love, the world will label you and think you are crazy. If you desire for your children to learn how to be a godly husband or wife by your example then your family will be out of step with society we are living in.
listen, if you put your faith in God’s plan for your marriage you will never be sorry or regret on ounce of your effort. In following we will examine several truths for your marriage.
Notice in Genesis 2:18 the Bible says ‘it is not good that the man should be alone’.
After all of creation… God examined the sky, the stars, the trees, the animals and stated each time they were good but for the first time God makes the statement the it is not good. When God looked at Adam it was clear that Adam’s life was missing something… that Adam’s life was void of a vital and crucial element, Eve.
There are two vitally important things that marriage is designed to provide that can not be provided by any other means.
God noticed Adam’s incompleteness. Adam had all creation yet he was alone without anyone who could know and understand his need. Marriage according to God’s plan allows for our need for companionship to be met.
God created Eve specifically to meet the needs of Adam. No one could have done a better job at creating and designing exactly what Adam need than God. God perfectly understood what Adam’s needs were and would be in the future.
It is interesting that in a perfect environment and in a perfect relationship with God before the fall, there was still something missing in Adam’s life. We are designed to need each other and marriage is God’s plan to meet that need.
This need can not be met by society standards. The world today attempts to offer satisfying venues filled with friends and most of the time alcohol. Yet, those same people are still searching for someone who will love them unconditionally and accept them as they are without putting on the mask of who society wants them to be.
Genesis 2:20 ‘there was not found an help meet for him’
The word translated ‘help meet’ here is completer. God caused a deep sleep to fall an Adam and God took a rib from Adam’s side and made Eve. Eve was taken from Adam’s side to be a completer… to be something in Adam’s life where nothing else ever could.
Everything Adam was not, Eve was. They were designed to come together and complete one another within the relationship. Our culture and society are intent on removing, diluting, and blurring the true meaning of marriage as well as a wicked attempt to redefine men and women.
In view of the scripture we understand the difference is a gift form the creator. He has given us to each other to supply what we lack in ourselves. Men and women are very different and God designed marriage and put couples together to supply what is otherwise missing.
You spouse is God’s gift to you… God gave you a husband or wife to help you reach His goals for your life. Eve was designed by God specifically to complete what was missing in Adam.
People have different views and understandings of God’s creation of Eve. I read somewhere ‘God made man, looked at him, and said, I can do better… and man replied ‘God made the world, the beast, and man, then He rested. He made woman, and neither the world, beast, nor man has rested since’.
When we look at things from a biblical perspective we see that man and woman were created very differently yet each according to God’s perfect and divine plan. After God created them, He brought them together to meet His divine plan and purpose for marriage.
On a side note… Our children are learning at a young age from the pressure they feel in school they must fit a certain mold… they must be a certain size… they must have a certain hair color… they have to be like the crowd and our children are drowning in a lack of self esteem and confidence in who they are. They feel the need to ‘have someone’ in order to be normal.
We have the opportunity to teach our children biblically what it truly means to be happy and it is understanding why God created you and knowing that God has created a very special and very specific someone that needs you to complete them and so they may be to you everything you are not. God has given each person a gift that is only to be shard with your spouse. Don't get caught up in the world’s diluted definition of marriage and relationships. You are special… God created YOU just the way you are and He has that someone just as special He created just for YOU…