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Marriage In the Image of God

Four Principles in Marriage

In this divine declaration, I see divine principles designed to ensure that marriage stays for eternity.

1. There's the principle of "severance."==

The word leave in the passage means that a married couple should separate from the direct control of their parents.

By this, the Bible is saying that marriage should be treated as an individual institution. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, a family unit should be given the privilege to establish its own governance and plans.

Parental advice and pastoral services are served on a suggestive plate, allowing the couple to make and own their decisions. By this, we ensure and facilitate the growth and maturity of a family into the image of God.

2. The phrase "cleave unto his wife" is the second principle.

It reflects an eternal attribute of God, when Jesus stands as the groom and is eternally married to His church. The Bible teaches that both groom and bride should make a sincere commitment to stay together in love, for life Jesus said, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder”.

Yet, it's sad to see that today, this marriage principle is being taken lightly, if not totally ignored. Many marriage vows are recited only to complete the parts of a wedding service, while contracting parties are not really committed to respect the sanctity of their marriage.

To many, divorce has become a vice. Marriage has become a “social game,” where either party is free to quit for personal, selfish reasons.

On the contrary, the Bible teaches that marriage is of an enduring nature. For this cause the gospel is revealed that it might restore the glory of marriage.

3. "Becoming one flesh" is the third principle.

Marriage is giving and accepting of the total person on the part of both parties. Thus, the institution of marriage reflects the image of the Trinity; while there are three persons of the Godhead, yet they're one.

From the beginning God created man as male and female. By design, they were created with marked differences, physically and emotionally. But these differences, properly understood and appreciated, are ingredients to facilitate the blending of two lives, that by the power of the gospel they will become one flesh, reflecting the unity and oneness of God.

4. That "they were both naked and were not ashamed" talks about the fourth principle.

Marriage is the most intimate human relationship. By this marriage as an institution reflects the “all-knowing” attribute of God.

The term “naked” does not imply that Adam and Eve did not have any covering. In their sinless situation, Adam and Eve were dressed with the eminence of God. Relatively, the predicament of “nakedness” indicates the transparency and openness that should distinguish it.

In marriage partners are free to express, in a Christ-like manner, their feelings, ideas, even their likes and dislikes, and are not threatened. In marriage, rights of members are respected, decision-making in particular, and open communication is consistently observed.

Marriage is an institution designed to become a little heaven on earth, a place where angels would love to linger, and where the image of God is reflected.

It's my prayer that, by God's grace, each of us will be blessed with such kind of a marriage relationship.

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