Monday, July 11, 2016

Genesis Notes: What the Bible Says About Marriage

Jacopo Amigoni, Jacob and Rachel
Right after studying Adam and Eve seems like a good place to take a look at marriage in the Bible. I like the way that the Life Application Bible breaks the subject out and cross references all the things that Scripture teaches us that a good and holy marriage should be. For one thing, I know I never would have gone looking in Malachi for info on marriage!
  • Genesis 2:18-24 — Marriage is a good idea
  • Genesis 24:58-60 — Commitment is essential to a successful marriage
  • Song of Songs 4:9, 10 — Romance is important
  • Malachi 2:14-15 — Marriage creates the best environment for raising children
  • Matthew 5:32 — Unfaithfulness breaks the bond of trust, the foundation of all relationships
  • Matthew 19:6 — Marriage is permanent
  • Romans 7:2, 3 — Ideally, only death should dissolve marriage
  • Ephesians 5:21-33 — Marriage is based on the principled practice of love, not on feelings
  • Ephesians 5:23, 32 — Marriage is a living symbol of Christ and the church
  • Hebrews 13:4 — Marriage is good and honorable
This series first ran in 2004 and 2005. I'm refreshing it as I go. For links to the whole study, go to the Genesis Index. For more about the resources used, go here.

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