Friday, May 13, 2005

Final Devotion on Marriage

Well this devotion will wrap up our tour through the scriptures on marriage. The book of Hebrews is sometimes called the 5th Gospel, because it describes Christs' ministry in Heaven at God the Father's right hand.  Officially the author of the book is unknown, but many credit it to Paul....and I tend to agree.  This book was written to Jewish Christians, perhaps because they were clinging too or thinking of returning to Judaism.

Our one verse comes in Chapter 13, which in my Bible is headed "Jesus, always the same."  Let that be a reminder to us that as fads, fashions, customs, norms, even traditions, come and go God and His ways and His Will and His purpose remain constant and unchanging. 

Our verse is number four:  "Honor your marriage and its vows, and be pure; for God will surely punish all those who are immoral or commit adultery."  The foundation God layed for marriage has not changed.  Will never change.  It is timeless and constant.  Like God and His love for us. 

And as Christ's relationship with the church is our bright and shiney example of what our marriage relationship should be, our marriage is an image, a symbol (though often dull and clouded) of what our relationship to Christ will be once we meet our Groom at the Alter of Heaven.

"Praise the Lord.  For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.  Let us be glad and rejoice and honor him; for the time has come for the wedding banquet of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself."  Rev. 19:7&8  TLB

Thank you all for joining me on this journey thru the word!  I hope you'll come along next week as I start to explore anger, wrath and speech.  Warning:  Toes could be damaged, wear steel-toed boots!

 

 

 

 

4 comments:

  1. Another good entry. I am looking forward to reading your next topics. I know we have all experinced all of those topics you mentioned. I will be sure to wear those boots. LOL. Sounds like going to church, if you don't get your toes stepped on sometimes then you have missed a blessing. Helen

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  2. THANK YOU so much for these messages about marriage. They have been very imformative and refreshing!!!!!

    I love thinking of Christ as my bridegroom and that I am his bride. Those vers. always seemed to jump out at me when ever the Bible refered to him as so or the parable about the virgins waiting for the groom. Here is an essay I wrote back in Feb about The Lover Of My Soul and An Invitation to the Marriage Banquet.  I have been blessed by the Lord to be given to oppurtinity to share it here in J~Land and also at a Ladies Retreat I went on.
    http://journals.aol.com/hunybea4him/HunybeasOpenJournal/entries/989

    Christ is all about relastionships and he gives us so many ways to relate to him. : )

    Much Love,
    Mary

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  3. Missed some of your entries so read them before writing this. It's such a blessing to come across other women of God; people whose desire is to live what HE says love is. Thanks for the wonderful entries. love..*Barb*

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  4. keepthefaith4117May 14, 2005 at 5:16 PM

    It os so nice to read words from the word of God. I love your entry because marriage vows are something that never change as you said and our God and His
    word never change. How wonderful that is to know.
    Love
    Mickie



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