We have considered the origins of marriage, its purpose, and the keys to a God-glorifying marriage. In closing, this is what we need to remember. Marriage is God’s good gift to us, to bless us.
Cheryl and I will be celebrating our 37th anniversary this May. We’ve had our ups and downs. We’ve had good times and hard times. But all in all, it is good. Ask either one of us, and we will both say that is gets better the further we go. I thank God that I got married. I thank God that I married Cheryl; there’s been so much joy and blessing through our relationship. But it’s not because we’re special. We’re just two people like everybody else. We’re saved. We love Jesus. But we are still sinners, and we still have our issues and problems. Through them all, He’s been faithful.
God Is Able to Restore
God intends this blessing for all of us. And here’s the simple truth I’m closing with: if we do it His way, it’s good. But even if we mess it up, He can still fix it. Even if we’ve messed it up for a long time, all we have to do is confess that to God, come back to His Word, and determine to do things His way. He is able to restore.
Better Than Before
For those of you who are struggling in your marriages, may you find hope today in Jesus. He is able to make your marriage better than it’s ever been before. May He do a fresh and a good work in your marriages in the days and weeks to come.
Lord, thank You for the truth of Your Word. Thank You that You’ve spelled it out for us in clear terms. We don’t have to live in confusion because You’ve made it evident in the Scriptures that marriage is not something that evolved out of society, but it’s something that You started. Thank You for this gift, and help us to recognize the responsibility that comes along with it. May we be faithful by Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.