Two Funerals Before One Wedding

Read: Genesis 2:18-25
Two Funerals Before One Wedding
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Genesis 2: 24 (NLT) This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.

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1.    God created one earth, one man, one woman; but created us to be different for a reason.

2.    Adam named the animals, but God named Adam and Eve. Hence, we are not animals.

3.    God explained why He created us separately. We must first grow up to leave parents, surrender ourselves to each other, and join together as one in a partnership.

4.    (Eph. 5:25) Man is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. Since Christ was never a dictator, man too is never to be a dictator.

5.    We are never to feel shame about sharing our vulnerabilities (“nakedness”) with our spouse.

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 The movie Four Weddings and a Funeral, is a romantic comedy about how a man found his “Miss Right” after they both endured countless failed “friends with benefits” relationships. The movie portrayed imperfect friends drawn together by the joy at weddings, and the necessity to pull together in times of sorrow which is inevitably found at funerals. The movie’s tagline could have been, There is No “Fun” in “Funerals”.

Satan wants us to play “Simon Says” and not “God Says”. “Simon says” it is okay to do what “feels right” (Gen. 3:4-6).  God provided us the same offer He provided His first two children. We can have as many weddings as we want and only one funeral, or do it His way. While some nonbelieving scientific intellectuals wait for the next trillion years for the first protein molecule to form, I’ll wait for the return of the only true Bridegroom, Christ.

Personally, I prefer God’s intended story line for our lives. Marriage was created for us on earth. According to His Word, He created us for one marriage between a man and a woman. He created us separately and differently for a reason, no mistakes. We all know this, we can read the book for ourselves. Both man and woman are to leave parents, die to “self”, and join together as one. In other words, two funerals before one wedding.

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Loving Father.  Thank You for marriage. I know that without You in charge of my marriage, my marriage would have been a train wreck. Please bless those going through a divorce. None of us are perfect, but You are. Help us to remember that no matter what happens, Your love is all we need. In Your name I pray, Amen.
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