what!!!? marriage and sex are not ultimate…
Someone needs to teach that to well……everyone. Now don’t get me wrong I believe completely in what the Holy Spirit wrote through the author of Hebrew.
“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. ” —Jesus
As a married man who loves his wife very much (those 2 words don’t even do it justice how much), I want to pray, live, and think in such a way to have that view of marriage. I also teach it to our sons and also to students that i have the honor to serve with.
However, good things, if not kept in proper perspective, can become GOD things. (aka IDOLS) I believe this is why Jesus also (because He also said it through the writer of Hebrews)
“For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” –Jesus
It seems that marriage is a gracious gift that we enjoy and glorify God with here on earth. It also seems that it is suppose to be a beautiful picture of Christ and the Church (Eph. 5).
“till death do us part”
I am reminded of Jesus words in Genesis and in Matthew when he said
“He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” –Jesus
Just thinking out loud here but it seems that the only thing that should separate the “two that have become one” is DEATH…
Could you imagine that counseling session when you tell the couple that no matter what, and i mean no matter what, Death is the only thing that should break the bonds of marriage.
From my experience with godly individuals who have walked the unfortunate path of divorce, it seem to be true that you never stop being one with the person you no longer call spouse, they alway seem to be a part of you ..
wait, what about sex and all sexual activity
It’s sole purpose is the be ENJOYED in marriage. A fire is great if it is enjoyed in the proper place (ie the fireplace). A fire in the wrong place (ie the back of you car) will cause an explosion that will lead to destruction…
just thinking out loud…. feel free to go “grammar check” on me. there is plenty to pick from