Topic — One Whole Lump: Marriage 2 [Tuesday, 29th August 2017]

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. Ephesians 5:25

In Mark 10:7, Jesus said “for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife.” Did you notice that He said “for this cause…” One thing that we have come to know about God is that He does things with a cause in mind. We can conveniently substitute the word ’cause’ with ‘purpose’. Every family that comes together, as long they are part of the kingdom of God, are joined together for a purpose. It is needed for every intending couple and already married couples, who are part of the kingdom of God, to know the purpose of their union.

Marriage, like I said yesterday, is not contracted just because the intending couple are off age. There is a cause – purpose – for the union to fulfil. God, in whom all families in heaven and earth is named, have got His kingdom in mind when bringing two of His own into the marriage union. Adam was meant to rule over the earth, as an extension of the kingdom of God. Eve was meant to be a support suitable for him so he could fulfil his mandate. Their union was for the purpose of the kingdom.

Don’t go into union with one without a purpose for the kingdom. Jesus came into union with us for a purpose, that’s why you need to get into the marriage union with a purpose in mind, a purpose that is kingdom oriented. Although we individually have our purposes to fulfil, for married couples, marriage synchronizes and bonds them into one. And it is this purpose that the union of marriage seeks to fulfil. So, intending couples must ask themselves, ‘what purpose is our union going to achieve for the kingdom?’ Already married couple need to ask themselves ‘what purpose are we fulfilling for the kingdom?’ Marriage is for a purpose. Marry for that purpose.

Keep winning daily.


Dear Lord, I pray for every intending couple to find Your purpose for their union. And also for married couples to fulfil the purpose for their union, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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