Leave, and Cleave

Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 5:21-33, 6:1-9 (day four)
In Genesis 2:24, it says “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.”  Sounds like God is talking about the marriage relationship, doesn’t it?  He is actually talking about Christ and the Church.  The role of Christ in the Church is a great mystery.  During the time of the old covenant, God’s people knew nothing of the church…they knew nothing of the relationship of love, respect, protection, and leadership between Christ and the Church.  With the new covenant, God revealed His plan for the Church and for drawing all men to Him.  Everything changed.  Not only did the Church change, but so did marriages.  We began to see how the relationship should look like.  Husbands should love their wives as they loved themselves and wives should respect their husbands.  From the beginning, God has had a plan.  Are we honoring God with our marriage?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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