Mark 10:7-9 – “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
Marriage arouses so many emotions in so many people. In Hollywood it is often portrayed as the woman’s dream and the man’s prison. The man only asks the woman when he finally gives in to what she wants.
To some marriage brings feeling of hope and joy; to others it brings feelings of pain and bitterness; and still for others marriage is simply a way to get certain benefits and privileges from the government. But what is marriage? Where did the idea come from?
Marriage was the first covenant set up by God. God created man and after searching all the earth they found no suitable partner for him, so then we see God put man to sleep and bring woman out of him. So in the beginning the two, man and woman, were one flesh, and in marriage man and woman are united back to their original form. They are no longer separate beings, but one.
This began the first family and the building block to all of society. Family came before the government, before the church and before any other institution. It is the base and foundation of our community. If the family fails, then society will fail.
As we look out into the world we see so much going on that shouldn't be. We see broken and hurting people. There is depression and suicide; there are fights and killings. Everyone is looking to blame someone, but the true culprit is looking back at you in the mirror.
It is the failure of the family. We as Christians need to take a stand and make a commitment. God created marriage and the family. We have broken it apart. It is time to take it back to God and let Him bring to its original design.