The whole of the Old Testament narrative is told through God as a husband to Israel. The whole of the New Testament narrative is told through Jesus Christ as the bridegroom of the Church. The history of the world and the redemption story in the Bible is based upon a husband and wife narrative.
God chose to reveal himself through the Bible, and He chose to do so in a way that emphasizes marriage. This gives us a sweeter and purer understanding of these verses.
Gen2.24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Prov19.14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Eph5.25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…
God gives the command to live in love and harmony to the father, but the wife should also know these verses for an understanding of peace in a relationship.
The Bible tells us that the relationship of a husband and wife is seen in Heaven as a “profound mystery”. It then goes on to tell us that the relationship “refers to Christ and the Church”. Eph5.32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.
This reinforces the fact that God’s entire love story is a marriage love story, told by a Heavenly Father through an earthly father and mother
Published on Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 4:37 AM CDT