Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, January 21
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
THE BLESSINGS OF MARRIAGE
Ruth 4:11-12 NKJV "And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. The Lord make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who built the house of Israel; and may you prosper in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. May your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring which the Lord will give you from this young woman.”
When God said that it wasn't good for a man to be alone, He meant it! And the fact that Jesus, Paul and any one else didn't marry doesn't nullify that truth. A man who is old enough and mature for marriage and who isn't cannot be said to be fulfilled. Yeah!
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22). We've got many men praying for favour when all they have to do is to get married! They are looking for success secrets when it is starring at them! Just look at the blessings Boaz received by marrying Ruth; prosperity, fame and greatness!
Of course, marriage is not the solution to every problem of man; but its importance cannot be overstated. Marriages today may not be what God intended it to be (we will all give account to God on how we ran our marriages and homes); but when a marriage is according to God's will and the husband and wife spend the rest of their lives in obedience to God's word, it will be clear that marriage is one of God's greatest blessings to man.
To do: Read Proverbs 19:14 and ask God to bless you with the spouse that He has chosen and prepared for you.