Theme of the Week: Marriage Celebration
Bible Verse: “And if someone overpowers one person, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12, CSB
Scripture Reading: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Do you recall that old saying, “Two’s company—three’s a crowd”? That comment was often said by couples who wanted some privacy.
But for Christian couples, the phrase could be, “Two’s company, three is even better” . . . that is, of course, if the third party is God. The reality is that God is always with us and wants us to invite him into all aspects of our lives, including our marriage.
Ecclesiastes 4 is not a typical passage for married couples to study, but it is one that holds some great truths. In this passage, God expresses to us how two are better than one. God has given you each other to protect and defend and encourage each other in a world that is full of challenges and difficulties.
Although God endorses the value of two people working together, he then adds that “a cord of three strands is not easily broken.” A husband could be seen as one strand, and a wife as another strand, but who is the third? One can’t help but think of that third strand being God himself. You, on your own, are not nearly as strong as you two together. But think of how much more strength you can have as a couple if you invite the Lord into your marriage to weave in and around every aspect of your relationship. Couples who invite God into the centre of their relationship have an unusual infusion of strength that is not quickly broken.
When was the last time you prayed and asked God to wrap himself around your marriage relationship? Why don’t you take some time right now to thank each other for the benefits of your partnership and then specifically invite God to be the third strand of your relationship? Yes, two is company, but to include God is even better!
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