No matter what judges may say or fail to say, God’s institution of marriage remains the same. The Supreme Court is choosing to sidestep the matter, this week refusing to step in and protect state marriage amendments. Other lower court judges are trying to redefine God’s plan, insisting that same sex “marriage” is a foundational institution of our society. Many in the media are touting the downfall of God’s outdated prescription for marriage. In this light … or should I say, darkness … faithful Christians may become saddened, cynical or even fearful.
Do not despair! What God established WILL endure! At creation God said “a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24, ESV). Jesus repeated the same thing while here on earth (Matthew 19:5). The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to say the same thing in the early days of the Christian church (Eph. 5:31). This plan for marriage has endured as long as the earth has been here. One man and one woman have been blessed to be married to each other throughout history. This way WILL endure until the day the Lord finally loses patience with the sin of this world and returns in judgment.
Those of us who know the joy and blessing of marriage in God’s way should never be intimidated. Satan is trying his best to scare us into retreat. He knows the blessings of marriage come only in God’s way. STAND STRONG! Fear not. Walk in God’s way alone. Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS! His wonderful way endures. Marriage remains!