Monday, October 2, 2006

Final Devotion on Marriage

Well this devotion will wrap up our tour through the scriptures on marriage. The book of Hebrews is sometimes called the 5th Gospel, because it describes Christs' ministry in Heaven at God the Father's right hand.  Officially the author of the book is unknown, but many credit it to Paul....and I tend to agree.  This book was written to Jewish Christians, perhaps because they were clinging too or thinking of returning to Judaism.

Our one verse comes in Chapter 13, which in my Bible is headed "Jesus, always the same."  Let that be a reminder to us that as fads, fashions, customs, norms, even traditions, come and go God and His ways and His Will and His purpose remain constant and unchanging. 

Our verse is number four:  "Honor your marriage and its vows, and be pure; for God will surely punish all those who are immoral or commit adultery."  The foundation God layed for marriage has not changed.  Will never change.  It is timeless and constant.  Like God and His love for us. 

And as Christ's relationship with the church is our bright and shiney example of what our marriage relationship should be, our marriage is an image, a symbol (though often dull and clouded) of what our relationship to Christ will be once we meet our Groom at the Alter of Heaven.

"Praise the Lord.  For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.  Let us be glad and rejoice and honor him; for the time has come for the wedding banquet of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself."  Rev. 19:7&8  TLB

Thank you all for joining me on this journey thru the word! 

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