The Mystery of Marriage

Posted by on Nov 8, 2009 in Devotional

“The Mystery of Marriage”

Ephesians 5:31-33 November 8, 2009

Pastor Marcus J. Serven

Covenant Family Church (RPCGA)

With the large number of marriages that end in divorce, it seems reasonable to question the entire institution of matrimony. Some might say, “Why even bother with it?” However, as Christians we must remember that God is the One who instituted marriage between a man and a woman. The Bible teaches that God established marriage for three reasons: (1) for lifelong companionship, (2) for the bringing-up of children, and (3) for instructing us in self-sacrifice. Thus, there was and is a divine intent for marriage, and this truth should cause us to reflect upon its benefits and blessings. This particular passage (cf. Ephesians 5:31-33) is one of the most revealing in the Bible, because it shows us the what, the why, and the how of marriage. Therefore, let us resolve as Christians to contemplate upon God’s intent for marriage, and then to apply these truths to our own marriage relationship.

The Main Point of this Text:

“This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:32

1. The What—An Unbreakable Love, (vs. 31)

2. The Why—An Uncommon Love, (vs. 32)

3. The How—An Unreserved Love, (vs. 33)