Marriage is one of the oldest institutions we have on the earth. The first marriage ever recorded was that of Adam and Eve, thousands of years ago, at the genesis of man’s existence.
It is from this marriage we learn God’s desire for man not to be alone, but to have a helpmate to help accomplish God’s purpose for their lives.
Fast forward to modern day. People are still getting married and even though it may be later in life, marriage is still one of the top desires of humans today. We all desire to have someone committed to us, a person to love and with whom we can experience the ups and downs of life.
Marriage has evolved greatly, but there are some things that haven’t changed at all – and that is God’s purpose for marriage. Marriage is very important to God or He wouldn’t have created it.
But, it is very easy to forget why He created it in the first place. Look closely at Genesis 1:27, “and God said to them be fruitful and multiply, and fill the Earth, and subdue it.”
God gives man this command to be fruitful and multiply well before he created Eve in Genesis chapter 2. It was later after creating Adam and giving him this command that He realized in order for Adam to fulfill this command to be fruitful and multiply, he would need to have a “helpmate” to accomplish this grand task.
Later we find God speaking in the book of Malachi where he makes his top purpose for marriage very clear.
Malachi 2:15, “Didn’t the Lord make you one with your wife? In body and spirit you are His. And what does God want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart; remain loyal to the wife of your youth.
This was God’s original purpose for marriage; that from two people falling in love and committing to help, love, and support one another through the journey of life that one thing would come as a result and that is GODLY CHILDREN! Godly children not only are a blessing to the parents, but they are also a blessing to our World.
Godly children eventually become Godly leaders, Godly business owners, Godly educators, and much more.
Our children are the leaders of tomorrow. It is through raising our children to honor and love God they will become the answer to the problems in our society.
We learn how much God loves this World from John 3:16, “For God so loved the World that He gave HIS ONLY begotten Son that who ever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. God loves this world and every person in it that much.
So the next time you and your spouse are having a rough patch in your marriage and you question why you got married in the first place just remember what God desires to come forth from your marriage.
My wife and I just had our first child a little over 6 weeks ago, and how much she has changed our world is incredibly amazing; but the truth is, she is here to do much more than that.
She is here to be the answer to the cry of our world at large. It is our responsibility as her parents to raise her up to become the Woman God has destined her to be. It is for this that our marriage is important to God.
BMWK, why is your marriage important to God?