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One Flesh
September 5, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Genesis 2:18
Genesis 2:21-25

One Flesh

September 5, 2021 / Genesis 2:18 Genesis 2:21-25

“One Flesh” – Genesis 2:18, 21-25

Genesis 1:1-31

God’s plan for the home began in the beginning, and His Word teaches us how to have a marriage like the one made in Paradise. Regardless of the example observed from your parents or the experiences that you have had, you can have a great marriage if you follow God’s heart for your home.

I. A Plan Involving

Genesis 2:18a And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone;

Ecclesiastes 4:9a Two are better than one.

 

II. A Plan Including

Genesis 2:18b I will make him an help meet for him.

God’s plan includes companionship, but it also includes cooperation.

Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

When we have a view of marriage that does not find its beginning with God, it often becomes a competitive environment. He called us to complete one another as we cooperate in our service to Him.

A Biblical marriage involves a process that requires two people to lay down their agendas so they can pick up God’s will for their home.

The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word partnership as “A relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility, as for the achievement of a specified goal.”

Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

III. A Plan That Inspires

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

A successful marriage is one in which every other human relationship must take a back seat.

Commitment begets commitment, and we often hold back for fear of being hurt, and our lack of unconditional love becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Strong marriages are not 50/50 propositions. They are 100/100!

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

 

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