Why did God give us marriage?

Wisdomforlife

ImageWe (especially in the west) tend to view marriage as a means of personal fulfillment.

  • Was this God’s intention for marriage when he gave it to humanity?
  • Does the personal fulfillment understanding of marriage deceive us into wanting more from marriage than it was intended to give?

Truth – We cannot do well in the relationship of marriage if we hold the wrong view of marriage.

  • Ah, but is there a “right” view of marriage? It depends on whether marriage is something we came up with or something God gave to us.
  • If marriage originates with God, we need to do our best to understand the purpose our Creator had for the relationship.

Seven purposes

  1. Completion (Genesis 2:18)
  2. Companionship (Genesis 2:18; Malachi 2:14)
  3. Continuance (Genesis 1:28) of the human race)
  4. Coregency (Genesis 1:28)
  5. Care (Exodus 21:10-11; 1 Corinthians 7:15

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