Being married or single will not hinder anyone from eternity with Christ; neither will it guarantee anyone’s eternity with Christ. What we do as single or married people will affect our eternity whether we know/like it or not.
Marriage is like a gift given to man by God, and like any other gift, we will be required to give account of what we did with the gift of marriage God gave to us.
Marriage is like an opportunity given to us to add value to our wives or husbands. To be the solution to our spouse’s loneliness, provide true companionship and be the help they would need as far as God’s abilities in us provide us.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Genesis 2: 18
And like every other opportunity, God will want to hear from us, or know what we did we this opportunity.
It is also like an opportunity God gave to us to work with Him to raise children who would rise to stand for His kingdom and represent all that He is and has here on earth. Children are His gift to us and He has given us the opportunity to be stewards over them. God is interested in what we do with this opportunity too.
Children are a gift from God; they are his reward. Psalm 127: 3 (TLB)
Marriage is like a talent given us to enhance and expand the kingdom of God together as a team. He does not expect us to multiply our marriages in the sense of marrying more wives or husbands; but He expects that the light of husbands and wives combined should shine brighter, expanding His kingdom more than if they were alone.
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. Ecclesiastes 4: 9
Like the parable of the master, his servants and the talents as recorded in Matthew 25: 15- 30, God will require a reckoning some day.
Marriage is like a tool given to us to destroy evil and build good. Our marriages can be the tool God will use to destroy the lies of the enemy concerning marriage, when we model God’s kind of marriage to the world. It can be the tool in God’s hand to turn sick and dying marriages around so that they can receive hope and courage to work hard on their marriages seeing that if any marriage could succeed, theirs can too.
How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight… Deuteronomy 32: 30
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18: 19
You see; whatever we do in this life has eternal consequences. Our marriages are not left out, what we do with the marriage God has blessed us with will affect not just us, and our children and children’s children. It will affect the Church, the world and God’s kingdom, and this impact could be negative or positive; it is up to us to decide what it will be.
We will be accountable to God for all that He gave us, ourselves and our marriage.
So then, each of us will be accountable to God. Romans 14: 12 (NRS)
We should then begin to view our marriages in the light of eternity, knowing that God is highly interested in how we handle it. When we do this, it will change our attitudes towards our marriages and I believe it will be a positive and glorious change. Don’t you think so?
How do you see your marriage?
Do you work hard to you handle your marriage like God wants you to?
Do you believe your marriage has eternal consequences?
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