Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. Proverbs 18:22
Many people in todays society have a negative view on marriage, in fact a lot of the younger generations don’t get married at all , they like to “shack up”. Guess what, marriage is a good thing and not only that when you find a good wife, you have found favor with God.
What is the problem with “shacking up”? Well the problem is there is no commitment, marriage is a covenant made between a husband and a wife under God. It’s a promise they made under their Creator to become One flesh. People who are shacking up have made no commitment, and their heart can stray at any moment. This is why a lot of people like the concept, they want to enjoy the benefits of being marriage without making any real commitment.
This is how a lot of people are with God also. As the old saying goes “Everyone wants to go to Heaven” of course everyone wants eternal life, but nobody wants to commit to Christ. Nobody wants to make Jesus their Master! We want the benefits of the New Covenant without any commitment, that’s not how life works.
The Atheist wants all the benefits of God, they want to experience Love, they want to live in his Creation, they might even want children, however they wont even admit that God exists. They want the benefits without the commitment. Because if they admit God exists, then this changes everything, now you have a moral responsibility. Now your conscience is searing you with right and wrong
Adam found out that Man cant live alone, so God created him a wife. We were not made to live alone, we need friendship, we need fellowship, we need companionship, we need love. This is why God created marriage, an everlasting covenant between soulmates.
Now I know there have been a lot of bad marriages, and some people have had bad experiences. But as the old saying goes “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water” Just because your marriage was bad doesn’t mean marriage is a bad thing. The most important thing is to build your marriage upon the Rock Jesus Christ! Amen!