There are always two views to every issue of life-God’s and man’s; and the two are always contrary to each other. Every individual is expected to choose whether to accept God’s concept or man’s. God’s concept will always bring fulfilment when followed, while man;s concept will lead to a disastrous end.

This assertion is true of marriage, too. God’s ways and thoughts are higher than man’s; and His perceptions are perfect. It is by accepting and walking by God’s own concept that one can find fulfilment in life. What is God’s concept of marriage?

 Marriage is Good

God’s concept about marriage is that it is GOOD and it is to be enjoyed. This concept is contrary to man’s claims on marriage. Some people say “Marriage is a necessary evil”. Others introduce a state of irony into this holy institution. They conclude that the unmarried are eager to get into it. This assertion is borne out of man’s philosophy and the experience of those who have not found fulfilment in marriage. But neither philosophy of men nor experience is the truth; God’s Word is.

God instituted marriage. After he finished His work, He..saw everything that He made, and, behold it was very good (Genesis 1:31). God is good and nothing less than good proceeds from Him. If marriage is evil, God would not have initiated it.

Many people believe the ideas of men more than the Word of God; and it is a spiritual law that what you believe affects what you experience and it shall be unto you, according to your faith. The fact that some people experience is as strong as the Word of God; thus, all experience that is contrary to the Word of God should be ignored.

Buttressing the fact that marriage is good, Paul says, Marriage is evil, it cannot at the same time be honourable. Since it is honourable, it cannot be evil. James also says that,

Every good gift and every perfect gist is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.   James 1:17

Since marriage was instituted by God, and God is from above, marriage therefore comes from above, and cannot be less than good. Marriage is not only good, it is perfect.

Scripturally, marriage is good. It is the use to which some puts it that paints a deceptive picture of evil. Whatever man’s concept you have heard about marriage, put it aside and believe what the Bible says because this is the only authentic view.

Written by Pastor Faith A. Oyedepo

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