Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman that God ordained for life. I have been extremely blessed by the gift God gave me in my wife. She not only completes me but the marriage has grown me into becoming the man God designed me to be. However, my wife is not my pinnacle, nor are my kids. While I love them as much as my heart can bear, I love God more – which is the proper order of things. And because God is love and He loves all of us more than we can fathom, He would not want anything that is not right for us which allows us to love each other as we need to.

NOTE: this is not the warped “love” that is defined by our society today (as in “I love beer” or “If you loved me, you would buy me this bass boat “).

This morning at my Men’s Challenge Bible study, a tablemate brought up a visual concept that really struck a cord with me. In a marriage, God should be at the pinnacle for both the husband and wife. Imagine a triangle with God at the top and the husband and wife at each corner at the base. As they grow in loving and knowing God they not only grow closer to Him but closer to each other. Of course, this is only the case if BOTH are growing closer to God.

I like visuals like this and this one really lays it out perfectly.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:24

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

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