Genesis 2:18, “And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’”
Marriage…what a monumental topic. In many ways Godly marriages are the key to society, and yet, we find the very definition and make-up of marriage being challenged in our world today. Tragically, divorce is rampant (in and out of the church) and while some marriages do survive, how many of them honestly thrive?
If you’re married, how would you say things are going in your marriage?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to email us back the answer, but it’s good for all of us to stop and take an honest assessment of our lives, especially our marriages, after all, marriage was God’s idea (even before the fall).
As you read through the first 2 chapters of Genesis you find that everything God had made up to this point was identified as “good.” The light was good (1:4); the earth and seas were good (1:10); vegetation was good (1:12); the fish of the sea and birds of the air were good (1:21); all God’s creatures – even creeping things were good (1:25); everything God made was good (1:31); but then we read those profound words in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good that man should be alone.” God diagnosed the problem, and then offered the solution, “I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
How grateful I am to God for my wife. Many husbands unfortunately have lost their appreciation; may God remind us afresh, it is NOT GOOD without them; and let’s keep in mind that God has made them to help us. This is a good reminder to both husband and wife. When husband and wife come together it is a good work of God, for we do believe that family is the fabric of society.
Until the whole world hears, your brother in Christ,
(Originally written on January 20, 2014)