Three Biblical Lesson That Can Save A Marriage By Gracious Akintayo
“And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed”. (Genesis 2:25)
Each time you read the Bible, read it spiritually and prayerfully with the great expectations that you will see something new that you have not seen before. Because the Bible is a living Word of God, and you cannot be disappointed in your daily reading, studying and meditating on the word of God.
Recent powerful revelation about marriage was revealed and this revelation is to prove that God initiated, ordained and is very much interested in marriage and marital success.
Many must have read and quoted this particular quotation, Genesis 2:25 several times. Yet, may not have caught the revelation.
After careful reading and studying the words and the following chapter, my eyes were opened to some biblical truths about marriage, which I believe could strengthen marriages and save many hurting marriages.
Fact is, Adam and Eve’s marriage was arranged by God. Adam and Eve’s parents didn’t make an arrangement or contract to join them together. Neither did Adam and Eve find each other in the church or bump into each other at a conference.
God arranged and joined Adam and Eve in marriage and not only did God arrange their marriage, He formed Adam and Eve to be the perfect husband and wife. Still, the marriage perfectly made by God had problems.
Even the most perfect couple will have difficulties in their marriage. Don’t judge the success of your marriage by your circumstances and ability.
Another fact is, Adam and Eve were married and lived in a perfect home with a perfect environment. They lived in the Garden of Eden – a place where sin and sickness didn’t exist, a place where there were no weeds in the garden, a place where Adam and Eve met with God daily, closely and intimately. Yet, even living in the perfect house and home environment didn’t keep them from making mistakes and wrong decisions, which resulted in them losing their perfect home and having to start all over.
Even in the most perfect home, neighbourhood, town, city, or nation, also with good income and career a couple will still have challenges and difficulties in their marriage. Do not judge the success of your marriage by the environment of where you live and position, things you have or possess.
Adam and Eve went through an amazing amount of negative situations: the loss of the home, job, death of a child at the hands of another child. Yet, they didn’t let any of those horrible events divide or separate them. They were the perfect couple in the perfect place joined together by a perfect God, yet they went through different types of life threatening situations because of the choices they made. Though they struggled with obedience and also blamed God and Satan for some of their problems and decisions, “‘Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the Tree, and I ate.” And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate.” (Genesis 3:12-13)
Even though they were kicked out of the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve didn’t judge or condemn their marriage as failure just because they failed. They understood that their marriage was not broken because they were failures. But their mistakes and wrong choices.
If every couple going into marriage enters into it holding onto these three biblical lessons from Adam and Eve, they can have a marriage that lasts a lifetime and if those struggling in their marriage will be directed to these three lessons, their marriages can be saved. Because it will remind them that while they are not perfect and may not live in the perfect place with having perfect things, they can still have a perfect marriage.
Marriage is a covenant relationship designed by God to help one man and one woman join together to be victorious in any situation they find themselves in, no matter what happens around them, as long as they don’t let what happens around them change what happened within them when they got married. “It not good for a man to be alone, I will make him a help meet”, (Genesis 2:28); “… in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them”, (Genesis 1:27); Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour,…”, (Ecclesiastes 4:9); One would have chased a thousand and two would put ten thousand to flight”,… (Deuteronomy 32:30); if two of you shall agree as touching anything that they shall ask for, …”, (Matthew 18:19).