The Eternal Model for Marriage is Christ the King and His Bride, the Church.

 

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There are those who wonder what marriage is and why it is sacred. To those who sincerely ask this question, I offer the following:

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Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. ~ Genesis 2:18-24

…and…

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,

“Hallelujah!
For the Lord our God
the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
it was granted her to clothe herself
with fine linen, bright and pure”—

for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. ~ Revelation 19:6-8

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While there is much that I hope to add to these thoughts on this vital, beautiful subject in future posts, this seems like more than enough to share for now.

All praise to Christ the King, who has chosen His Bride, the true Church, granting her the grace to repent, believe, proclaim His lordship and advance His Kingdom by His side for all of eternity, starting right here and right now…

Soli Deo Gloria…and woohoo!

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See also:

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