Marriage, A God Given Institution

Genesis 2:21-25, “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought unto the man. 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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

When my children were younger I remember reading a book that stated children learn more in the early years of life than they will learn as adults. Tests have proven, by comparison, human beings learn so much more in the first years of life and for the remainder of life they put what they’ve learned into practice. Somehow, every time I read the Book of Genesis I begin to think about things like that.

The Book of Genesis is the first book in the Bible. As Bible students, if we will pay close attention to the information we will have a strong foundation when reading the other 65 books in God’s holy word. Within the first two chapters of the first book in the Bible we learn about the institution of marriage. God created man and saw it was not good for man to be alone, and God took a rib from Adam’s side and made woman. Verses 23-24 of our study verses are probably very familiar to the reader as these verses are commonly used during weddings.

Why is this on my mind today, July 20, 2022? Because this week the federal government of the United States of America is working to pass laws to codify same gender marriage. These efforts are contrary to the word of God and any representative or senator that votes for such things is not abiding by God’s commands. These actions only manifest a truly bigger issue (actions manifest what is in and the purposes of the heart). It is very sad, but it was only a few years ago when the majority of those that served in government would have stood for the Institution of marriage being between a man and a woman. A quick internet search will prove this statement to be fact. But now because of the love of money and power the pandering politicians will try to make sinners happy with their political platforms. I realize that I’m only 53 years old, but I miss the days when the United States had a government that would stand for things that were right. A verse of scripture that is weighing heavy on me in recent days is Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” The hell under consideration (in my humble opinion) is not the eternal burning hell, but a hell on this earth, a hell being separated from the providential blessings of God. But what are we to do Br Ronnie? The Bible has the answers, 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we may not have control of ourselves to sway the government, but we are able to call upon One Who has all power. The Lord will hear the prayers of the saints, and He has the ability to do as He pleases. Recently we have witnessed the answered prayers of the saints concerning the Supreme Court’s rulings on abortion. So let us repent and turn to God and ask Him for help. He is able and thanks be to God, He hears us when we call. Amen!

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