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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Biblical scriptures guiding marrige.

Biblical scriptures guiding marrige.
I.The institution of marriage is of divine origin.

Genesis 2:18-25

A. It is "honorable in all."
Hebrews 13:4
1 Corinthians 7:36b, 28a

B. Marriage is for life – a permanent union, a bond not to be broken.
Matthew 19:3-6
Mark 10:8
Romans 7:2
1 Corinthians 7:10, 11, 39

C. Marriage is precious in the sight of God. He demands the faithfulness of both marriage partners.
Malachi 2:14, 15

II. Because He recognizes what may be the end result of an unequally yoked marriage

(see 1 Kings 11:1-6), God has placed specific restrictions on Christians concerning
marriage. A believer may only marry "in the Lord" (that is, to one of the same faith:
Genesis 24:37).
1 Corinthians 7:39
2 Corinthians 6:14

III. "Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord."
"Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies. The heart
of her husband doth safely trust in her ... She will do him good and not evil all
the days of her life." "... a prudent wife is from the Lord."
Proverbs 18:22; 19:14; 31:10-12

A. Her character qualities.
Proverbs chapter 31
1 Timothy 2:9-11; 5:13, 14
1 Peter 3:4

B. Her love, honor, and submission toward her husband.
Genesis 3:16
Esther 1:20
1 Corinthians 11:3, 8, 9
Ephesians 5:22-24, 33
Colossians 3:18
1 Timothy 2:11, 12
Titus 2:3-5
1 Peter 3:1, 2, 5, 6

C. Companion, helpmate to her husband.
Genesis 2:18; 3:12
Proverbs 31:10-12
Malachi 2:14, 15

IV. As head of the wife, the husband is to represent Christ (Head of the church ).
1 Corinthians 11:3
Ephesians 5:23

A. Protector and provider.
Ephesians 5:23, 29
1 Timothy 5:8
2 Corinthians 12:14

B. Ruler in government of the home.
Esther 1:22
1 Timothy 3:4, 5, 12
Titus 1:6

C. Spiritual leader.
1. In instruction from scripture.
Deuteronomy 4:9, 10; 6:6, 7; 11:19
1 Corinthians 14:34, 35

2. In spiritual training of the children.
Proverbs 22:6
Ephesians 6:4

D. Lover of the wife, "as Christ also loved the church."
1 Samuel 1:5, 7, 8
Ephesians 5:25, 28, 33
Colossians 3:19
1 Peter 3:7

V. Does not Paul, in his first epistle to the Corinthians, seem to present a negative
attitude toward marriage?

A. It is true that Paul attempted to discourage the Christians of his day from
marrying (ch. 7:7-9, 27, 32, 33, 38); but he says, "this I speak for your own
profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you" (v. 35).

B. Why did he consider it "profitable" to remain single?
1. For "the present distress."
1 Corinthians 7:26

2. To give undivided devotion to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:32-35

3. Because "the time is short."
1 Corinthians 7:29, 31

C. Peter married (Matthew 8:14; Mark 1:30; Luke 4:38; 1 Corinthians 9:5), as did
many of the other apostles (1 Corinthians 9:5). Celibacy was never required of
the disciples of Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:2, 4, 5, 12
1 Timothy 4:1-3a
Titus 1:6

VI. God's intention in the marriage union was "that He might obtain a godly seed."
Malachi 2:15

A. God said to "be fruitful and multiply."
Genesis 1:26-28

B. Children are a blessing from the Lord.
Psalms 127:3
Psalms 128:3

VIII. Marriage is typologically referred to in scripture as the relationship between Christ and His church.
Isaiah 54:5; 62:4, 5
Jeremiah 3:14
Jeremiah 31:32
Hosea 6:16
Ephesians 5

Scripture References:
Jesus Christ Head of the Church
Head of the wife:
1 Corinthians 11:3
Ephesians 5:23

Protector of wife:
Ephesians 5:23, 29

Savior of the Church:
lover of the wife:
Hosea 2:13-14
Ephesians 5:25, 28, 29
Song of Solomon
Lover of the Church


The Wife
Scripture References
The Church

Submitted to husband:
Ephesians 5:22-24

submitted to Christ:
One with husband:
Genesis 2:23-24
Mark 10:8
Ephesians 5:31-32

one with Christ:
As bride, betrothed to her husband:
Isaiah 54:5
Jeremiah 3:14
Hosea 2:16, 19, 20

as the Bride of Christ,
betrothed to know the Lord

Bridal gown of white:
Isaiah 61:10
Revelation 19:6-9

fine linen, the
righteousness of the saints

The wedding feast:
Matt. 22:1-14
John 2:1-11
Rev. 19:7, 8

The marriage supper
of the Lamb

Permanency of the
marriage vow:
Matt. 19:3-6
1 Cor. 7:10, 11, 39

the promise of eternal
life in the kingdom of God

By: Emmanuel and Blessing Agbo.


  1. I need God to show me his Will. I am 28 and I want to get marriage

  2. Praying for anonymous:
    Father Lord I thank you for you are a faithfull God and will never leave or forsake your children . You said in your word that you set the lonely up in their own homes. God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.psalm 68:6.
    Lord You said no good thing will you withhold from those you love, a wife is a good thing , father we pray you give this brethen His or her life partner so that they can both serve you together in spirit and truth and fill the earth and multipy it. Accordingly to your word in gen 1:28- God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." in Jesus name.
    Pray with theses scriptures and have faith. Share your testimony soonest God Bless!

  3. Psa 25:16 "Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely...."
    Heb 13:5 "... God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will
    I forsake you."
    Isa 49:13-16 "... the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion
    on his afflicted ones. But Zion said, 'The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord
    has forgotten me.' Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no
    compassion on the child she as borne? Though she may forget, I will not
    forget you!'...

    Psa 68:6 "God sets the lonely in families..."

    Gen 2:18 "The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone.
    I will make a helper suitable for him."
    Gen 24:67 "Isaac ... married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and
    he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death."