And the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Mark 10:8
When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of a holiday about Love. But is our vision of Love the same as Gods vision of Love? When God created the covenant of marriage, he stated “the two (man and woman) will become one flesh” meaning marriage is meant to be an eternal covenant. When we understand this principle, we understand the seriousness and commitment of marriage.
Many times when we think of Love, we think of “Love at first sight” but is this truly love or just lust? Anyone who is married knows Love contains a lot more than just attraction. Love is not just a feeling it’s an action also. Can someone truly know you love them if you never do anything for them? No, with Love there also needs to be action. The Bible calls this “Agape” a sacrificial deep love.
So when you understand that you and your spouse are now one, the scripture “Do unto others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31) takes a deeper meaning. When you encourage, praise, and build up your spouse, you’re actually building yourself up also. But when you criticize or bring down your spouse, you’re actually making yourself look bad. It’s important to remember every action by a married couple effects both partners.
I am blessed to be married to my best friend and wife, Heidi, everything we do, we do as a team. God has blessed us with a wonderful family and we continue to build our home upon “The Rock” the word of God. I pray that God blesses your marriage and family. Just remember that you and your spouse are one and to build your house upon God in Jesus Name Amen