Marriage is an expression of God’s Love.
There is nothing in Christianity that expresses the passion and love that God has for us like marriage. A marriage expresses God’s ultimate love for man. And Marriage expresses Christ’s love for the church.
When we look at marriage, everything about it represents God. Marriage mirrors God’s unconditional love for man. Husband and wife must grow to love each other unconditionally. Christ Jesus is God’s gift to man by him dying on the cross; this shows us that God was willing to give his best for us. We must be ready as married couples to give our best to each other. Marriage is about giving our best to our spouse. Marriage is about making the ultimate sacrifice to love our spouse and forsake ALL other.
Here are some of the examples of how marriage reflects God’s love for man.
The nature of God is to love, everything about God starts and ends with love. “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” 1 John 4:8. “For God so loved that he gave” John 3:16. God is Love, and His love is very different from human love. God’s love is unconditional, and it is not based on feelings or emotions. He doesn’t love us because we’re lovable or because we make Him feel good; He loves us because He is love. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son to restore that relationship. The essence of love is not what you get but what you give. Marriage is the same thing. Marriage requires you to give more than you receive from it. That is what God did for us.
Forgiveness is part of God’s character. He is a loving and a forgiving God. God does not hold our faults and issues over our head. He expects us to be responsible and accountable. When we sin and ask God to forgive us, He is always ready to forgive us of our sins. “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12. In our marriage, we must learn to forgive each other. There are consequences for the things that we do in our marriage whether good or bad, but the ultimate way to heal in any situation is to forgive. If we do not forgive each other, we are not following Gods blueprint for marriage. “Love does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:5. Love does not keep records of wrong. Do not keep reminding your spouse about something they did years ago; forgive and move on.
Kindness is a character of God. He is kind and loving towards us. We must show compassion to our spouse. No one is comfortable living with a mean person especially when that person is your spouse. Show the act of kindness to each other. Every spouse wants to experience kindness in their marriage. If you are acting unkind toward each other, you will not be married for very long.
God cares for us. “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7. God cares so much about us that he does not want us to burden ourselves down with the cares of life. He wants us to give them to him.
In marriage, we must express how much we care for our spouse by the way we treat them. Our spouse doesn’t want to know how much we know until they know how much we care. Caring is more about showing the ones we love how much they mean to us by way of our action towards them. What are you willing to do to let your spouse know you care?
Marriage is a reflection of God’s love for man. It is our responsibility as husband and wife to let our marriage be a reflection of God’s love. Treat your spouse with love and respect. Let them know how much you care. When someone looks at both of you, they should see a reflection of God’s unconditional love for us. Your marriage should be a mirror of God’s love for man and Christ’s love for the Church.