Text: Proverbs 31:1-12
When God created Adam and Eve, they were the perfect couple, they were literally one flesh. Then the tempter deceived Eve into disobeying God by eating the forbidden fruit. Eve should have gone to Adam for consultative affirmation; but, instead, she listened to the serpent, and lost her husband’s trust. Then, after Adam sinned, he lost his trust for protection, he and his wife became alienated from each other, and all humanity became estranged. Since then, most marriages have struggled with trust problems. Only God’s grace can restore relationships.
In John 2, we read of Jesus attending a wedding ceremony. He even blessed the party with the gift of the most excellent wine, which He made from water, just by willing it. Jesus showed that He was bringing the completed transformation that had been expected for centuries, and it began at a wedding. Though a marriage is not a job, as we usually think of it, marriage does require work. By the grace of God the Holy Spirit, who dwells within Christians, trust in marriage can be enjoyed. This is often difficult work, but it is such a blessing to have a marriage based on mutual trust. This is indeed work as worship of the One who created this beautiful union. This is also an example for our jobs. We must be trustworthy to our employers, if our work is to be pleasant and worshipful.
Meditate on verses 10-12. How are you going to apply them to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me be good to my spouse and family for all the days of my life. Amen.