The Gospel According To The Laws Of Marriage

As God designed it, marriage sets in motion depths of motivation that surge in waves of joy. Each wants to please the other. Each feels an enthusiasm to do and to be what fulfills the other. If such surrendered devotion does not exist, the parties to marriage  weary of acting the part, of trying to do what love would do apart from the motivating power of a genuine love. In Ephesians 5 Paul compares genuine love in marriage to the ultimate love story. “And they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”

In Romans 7 Paul contrasts genuine and pretentious love by identifying the laws of cause and effect that attend each. In his allegory describing marriage to these two different “laws” Paul summarizes the true and false gospels, emphasizing the necessity of entering into a genuine love relationship with Christ, becoming one through deep surrender, rather than attempting to be one with Him by acting out works that do not proceed from love.

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