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"So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
(MATTHEW 19:6)

Genesis 2:18-24

I’m one of those persons who starts many projects and leaves them unfinished. Knowing this, I began to wonder, Will marriage be the same? I truly looked forward to making a life-long vow to love Rachel, but I was scared to think that I might fail at it as with many other little things in my life.

But marriage is no little thing. And there is a phrase in Genesis 2 about the first marriage. “The two shall become one flesh.” Jesus quotes this in Matthew 19, adding, “what God has joined together, let man not separate.” I remember the profound hope I experienced the first time I realized the significance that God made two become one. God began our commitment to each other. Keeping our promise was not all up to us!

At another wedding Rachel and I attended later, the pastor symbolically reached out and – as he was proclaiming the God-initiated union – held together the hands of the bride and groom while saying the words, “What God has joined together let no man separate.” His love holds us in His grip forever.




Scripture Focus

Genesis 2:18-24

Insight

THERE IS HOPE FOR MARRIAGES: ONLY THROUGH THE GRACE OF JESUS - WHICH BEGAN OUR MARRIAGES - WILL WE MAKE IT "'TIL DEATH DO US PART."

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