Topic: The Secret of Honour in Marriage!
I welcome you with great delight to this column. Throughout this month, we shall be exploring the topic, The Secret of Honour in Marriage.
Before exploring the secret of honour in marriage, what is marriage all about? Marriage is ordained by God as a unique relationship for a man and a woman to give and receive satisfaction for their needs and desires. God, Himself, instituted Marriage, that’s why it is honourable.
Many people, especially Christians, think that a good marriage is a promise from God, so they wait endlessly for the fulfilment of that promise. To others, they think it comes by wishing, so they keep wishing.
Marriage is a covenant relationship, not a promise. It is a covenant because it involves a formal contractual agreement between two or more parties, with each party agreeing to do something as a prerequisite to receiving some benefits.
This covenant of marriage involves two parties: God on one hand, and the man (and his wife) on the other. God is the Initiator of the covenant, and His terms of agreement are sealed up in His Word. Man, on his part, is required to obey God’s terms of the agreement, as stated, for harmony, abundance and fulfilment in the home.
The man and his wife must be ready to obey the terms of agreement as stated in God’s Word, so they can reap the rewards that go with obedience. But, disobedience to God will make these rewards elusive. In essence, if the man and his wife are to experience fulfilment in marriage, then, they must adhere to the terms of this marriage covenant.
God assures us that if, as man and wife, man fulfils his own responsibility and builds his home, He will ensure that his home remains built, guaranteeing fulfilment for every member of the home.
Fulfilling the terms of marriage covenant to enjoy the blessings imbedded in marriage is triggered by a life in Jesus Christ. This entails confessing your sins and accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. In case you are not yet born again and you would like to, then pray this prayer with me: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through [email protected]; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).