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Defining Marriage

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Genesis 2:18, 21-24

18 “And the LORD said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

21-24 “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”


There are many voices and opinions popping up around us about the topic of marriage.  Everyone seems to have a thought of what marriage should be, what it is to them or how to define it.  But if we are going to give a true definition of what marriage is, we must seek that definition from its origin.  We would never define a chair by examining a room, although, for the most part, a chair needs a room to sit in.  For us to truly understand what marriage is and why the institution of marriage exists, we must seek out the source, God’s Word.  Marriage was the first institution that God put into order after He finished His creation.  As He saw that Adam was the only creature that lacked a partner, He put Adam to sleep and worked the miracle of creating him a suitable mate.  But, unlike the other creatures, Adam’s partner was created from his own flesh.  Creating a bond from the beginning.  As we examine this passage, we see the institution of marriage between the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve.  So, what is the true definition of marriage?  It is the Biblical definition of marriage: The union of one man and one woman, who coming together, become one flesh.  Do not let society and popular culture define for you what God has created and put into order.  It may not be comfortable at times, and it may go against your emotional pull, but God’s ways are always right! 

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