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FOUNDATIONAL STONES FOR A GLORIOUS MARRIAGE (THE FOUNDATION FOR ALL RELATIONSHIPS)

TORCHWORLD MINISTRIES

ARTICLE BY APOSTLE JOSEPH MINTAH
RELATIONSHIP THURSDAY

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Last week, I said that foundations are generally not seen so the things we are going to be discussing are things we don’t see with our eyes. Today I want us to examine the most important foundation we need to lay for a glorious marriage.

In the book of Genesis, we see a stratification of relationships in order of importance.
The first relationship God gave mankind was the relationship with God Himself. It came before marriage. In fact marriage is the second in the hierarchy. The relationship between man and his God was supposed to be the foundation of all relationships. All relationships including marriage derive validity from this basic relationship.

So if you are thinking of a glorious marriage, your personal relationship with God is the first step. Marriage was instituted by God and it was given to a man who was already in a relationship with God. Therefore, to start marriage without this foundation is a non starter.

Secondly, the relationship between God and man was meant to feed all other relationships including marriage. God is love. Love expresses itself through giving. God created man to be an object of His love. Man was so full of the love of God that he needed somebody to pour his love into. So God had to bring the woman. Therefore, the love man had for his wife was just an overflow from the love of God and the love for God.

No man can truly love a woman unless he is in love with God. No woman can truly submit to her husband unless she is submitted to the Lord Jesus. Paul put it succinctly in the following scripture.

Ephesians 5:22
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”

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

Marriage was instituted by God and only He has the blueprint. You can only have a glorious marriage if this all important foundation is intact. You know, I told you that it is a heart issue.

Blessings!

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