A Brief Word on Marriage

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Our marriages are a picture of the gospel. The greatest place to look for a picture of the gospel is the cross. The cross is an instrument of torture. People die by way of crucifixion. Jesus died on the cross. However it was not suffocation or lung collapse or asphyxia that caused the death of our Lord. He willingly gave His life up (John 10:18).

17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
18 “No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

(John 10:17-18 NKJ)

Therefore in marriage someone MUST die. Not murder lol…but willingly laying down your life for your spouse. When one person dies for the other, true love is experienced. Greater love has no man than this than to lay down one’s life for his spouse. Okay, the Bible actually says “his friend” (John 15:13).

13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
(John 15:13 NKJ)

What if you laid down your life for your spouse? What salvation would result? Remember our marriages are pictures of the gospel. Lets remember the CROSS. Resurrection is coming!

 
Pastor Everett Pope
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