“And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her”
Ephesians 5:21-25 NLT
Marriage is the foundational institution of humanity. We should never accept any other definition of marriage than what God created. God established this sacred institution as one man and one woman. He began the human race with this union in the beauty and splendor of the garden of Eden. His intent was to give mankind dominion over the earth and to populate it with other men and women (see Genesis 2:24-end of the chapter). Jesus did His first miracle at a wedding feast in Cana of Galilee (see John 2:1-11). This was no sheer coincidence. This was divinely orchestrated. God was, once again, as he had in Genesis, blessing the sacred institution of Marriage as the highest priority. Marriage is the bedrock of society. The dismantlement of it has brought us utter sorrow. Adam and Eve, the first marriage, started the whole snowball effect with their decision to disobey God's Word in Genesis 3:1-7. Stop for a moment!! Consider how one bad decision by the first married couple caused so much sin, sickness, suffering, and sorrow.
It behoves us to take our responsibilities as husbands and wives with the utmost of seriousness. The blessing of our children, or the curse, lies within our understanding of marriage. Men, behave like Jesus to your wives. Love them and be sacrificial with them in your care of them. Women, submit to godly leadership and do everything you can to help your husbands honor Christ. Together, establish the future of your children and succeeding generations. Too many children are living in broken homes, often with no father. 24 million children live in America each day with no father in their homes. 40 percent of those haven't seen their father in the last 12 months. When are we going to stop the madness? Who will dare to stand up under the pressures of marriage and, by God's grace, break the yoke from off the necks of their children. Where are you men of God??
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Rev. Curtis Norris