Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 5:21-33 (day three)

“‘…And the two will become one flesh.’  This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.”

Man and woman marry, and the children born to that union are one flesh from the two.  This is how the human race goes on.  And God participated in that fleshly union when he joined himself to human flesh in the womb of Mary.  Without human marriage creating and perpetuating the nation of Israel, Christ would have not entered human history—and without Christ, there would be no church.  Therefore, even our salvation was made possible by flesh (Christ’s flesh) that came from the long history of the union of man and woman.  When we use sexuality rightly—through the union of man and woman or through celibacy—we declare with God that his creation is good.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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