Marriage as currently defined as a formal union and social and legal contract between two individuals (not necessarily man and woman) that unites their lives legally, economically, and emotionally. But, is that how it started from Inception? was that the goal of marriage? Let’s delve deeper into this and get to know what the creator had in mind when he ordained marriage
- It was never emotional it was Numerical
If there is one thing you note about the Bible is in its consistency
In Genesis 2:8 It is not good for a man to be alone, Deuteronomy 32:30 One shall chase a thousand, two shall put ten thousand to flight
It is clear when God looked at man it was not about loneliness but numerical disadvantage, If alone he would chase 1,000 then if he had a helper he would do more, that’s why Adam and Eve were directed to go fill the earth and multiply, to gain more advantage and be enough to advance creation.
- It was never all about love but about purpose
It should not be over looked; love is the glue that brings man and woman together but purpose is what sustains the union. God said I will make him(man) a helper not a lover. The sole reason for a helper is in the accomplishment of divine purpose that’s why the Bible says Whoever find a wife finds a good thing and finds favor from God. There is a favor no matter how much a man any man thinks he is, he can never access until he finds his wife.
- It was never a physical but a very spiritual affair
The Bible says God caused a deep sleep to come unto man so he got a rib and out of it he made a woman. When looking for a wife it is never and should never be about the physique or complexion but rather completion, the missing rib. That’s why when a man and a woman are joined in Holy matrimony the Priest says they have become one, because the woman was part of man and they complete each other in marriage.
The certificate therefore is not given for the successful wedding but for the successful search and integration with Divine will. Marriage therefore is a place of purpose fulfilment because completion is achieved by finding your better Half.
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They say love is a money plant, it dies and resurrects, but in marriage even when love dies something else holds you together, some may say it is friendship, some may say it’s fondness but if you look deeper its about having one person that complements you, covers your weaknesses as you cover theirs, it is about that person that brings you back to the path of your divine purpose and destiny.
Despite all the Mpangos wa kando that have become the in thing, Purpose can never be duplicated and your helper will never be replaced because its only one that can fill that void, space of your life’s puzzle, all others are just but imitations, they cannot and will never fit in.
Marriage was God’s masterplan to advancement in creation, when He said go and multiply it was not just about procreation it was about legacy, heritage. That’s why the Bible says a good man leaves inheritance to his children’s children, in essence to advance the purpose of that bloodline. Every Family, clan have their purpose cut out but they can’t do it alone so they may need a helper from another family and that ensures continuity of God’s purpose.
Marriage was also never about man and man, that’s why God created one man with a Womb so that man we call a female can be the Incubator of life, dreams, goals and visions. A woman has a multiplier effect, you give her a seed she gives it life and it becomes a baby. Man’s strength is in looking at the bigger picture, the Vision carrier, the woman’s forte is in the steps that lead to accomplishment of that Vision. That’s why God entrusted the woman to carry the baby because she is able to deal with all the periodic changes in the pregnancy cycle, Man just wants the baby.
Marriage therefore is about Purpose accomplishment, complimenting each other and Bringing forth a generation that will advance creation, love and friendship are catalysts and flavors to ensure God’s purpose is accomplished.
Author: Edwin K. Gitau
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