Marriage is Honourable!
20. Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah,
the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddam-aram.
Rebekah was the sister of Laban.
67. And Isaac brought Rebekah into his mother's tent, and she became his wife.
He loved her very much, and she was a special comfort to him after the loss of his mother.
On Valentine's Day we may be thinking of either giving or receiving roses and chocolates!
If only roses and chocolates solved the love-problems of the planet, they would be truly wonderful!
These verses about Isaac and Rebekah raise several important issues at the heart of many of the love-problems people face:
Today we want to look at the issue of marriage:
Isaac married Rebekah.
Many people today say that marriage is just a piece of paper and they don't need it in order for their union to function successfully.
The truth is that God honours marriage. Now God does not lightly bestow honour, so when He says that He honours marriage, it is for our benefit to put ourselves in the position to be honoured by God.
God also says that sexual union outside of marriage is sin - dishonourable in His sight. Since God is the one who made people to function sexually within marriage, that means for the sexual union to benefit us best, we need to be married.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled;
but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
You may be unclear about the terms fornicator and adulterer mean:
Fornication is sexual intimacy between people who are not married.
Adultery is sexual intimacy between people who may be married, but not to each other.
Father, I ask that you forgive my sins today, especially where I have disobeyed You in my sex life.
Please show me how I can live my life - especially where sex is concerned - in a way that pleases You, so that I can reap all the benefits of life and love that You have promised me,
in Jesus' name I pray,
See you tomorrow, God willing.
A new meditation in this series is available every day!
Meanwhile, be blessed in all you do today,