Are we really open to being disciples of the Lord? We are called not just to be followers but also ambassadors. We have the first picture of discipleship in the picture of God’s commands to Adam in the Garden of Eden, and we must carry through our responsibilities in this generation. We must give as many people as possible the opportunity to know Jesus as both Lord and Savior, and that begins with our conduct, our obedience, and our desire to dwell in the presence of the Lord. Despite whatever the world and the enemy says and does we will continue to follow the will of God. Holy Spirit give us strength and faith in this generation! Will you join in the Great Commission?
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
The covenant of marriage is a testimony of love for God and the love a man and a woman share. It is a testimony to our love for God because He created marriage and said that it was good for a man to cleave to his wife.
The covenant of marriage has weathered a lot of storms over the many years since God caused Adam to fall into a deep sleep, and from his side create woman whom Adam named Eve – the mother of all the living.
Marriage as God created it was never meant to be a burden or to create hardship. God’s design for marriage is that it becomes the standard bearer for what true companionship looks like.
What should be apparent to people and especially to Christians, is that companionship’s foundation is spiritual. That’s what Moses was describing when under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit he wrote: “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 3:24)
God’s reasoning is very clear – two is better than one.
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