Saturday, April 19, 2014

Understanding God's Purpose For Marriage - Genesis 2:18


Genesis 2:18 - And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;  I will make him an help meet for him.



Introduction:
Marriage is a divine institution with a well-defined vision, mission and concepts. These must be properly understood and correctly applied in order to experience a stable and colorful marital future.
As it is written, “Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times…” (Is. 33:6).
God has ordained each one of us to be successfully married so we shall examine
Marriage Matters from the following perspectives:

PART I:   Understanding God’s Purpose For Marriage
God is a God of purpose and there are specific reasons and benefits for everything He created. We have the God-given responsibility to discover these benefits and thus fulfill God’s grand design for instituting marriage.
Why Marriage?
1.To establish a Covenant Relationship – Marriage is a Covenant. It is a spiritual bonding of a man and his wife to God – Mal. 2:14, Eccles. 4:12.
2.To provide a divine opportunity for honorable, glorious and impactful living-Heb.3:4,Gen. 2:18.
3.To provide spiritual reinforcement, establishment and divine security Eccl. 4:9-12.
4.To serve as a channel for receiving divine favor and rewards - Pro. 18:22.
5.To experience dominion and conquest in life Deut. 32:30,Eccles. 4:9-12.

6.To gain effective prayer power – possessing divine command over all issues of life on the prayer altar – Matt. 18:19.