Why we should value marriage

Marriage is honourable. That means, marriage is reverence. Reverence to God, to your spouse and to everyone. Hebrews 13:4 confirms,
“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled”. The world
will live today, do not understand the word ‘honor’ or ‘reverence’ in
relationship and marriage. Violence and arrogance has become the
order of the day. Hebrews 13:1-2 begins with basic instructions,
“Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:
for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”. A lot of
people have become too familiar with the word ‘honor’ and
‘reverence’ that they don’t know how to give it out. At worst, they
don’t know how to receive it when it is given to them. In the
absence of honor and reverence, you see the word ‘abuse’ and
‘humiliation’. In families where honor and reverence isn’t taught,
you see the kids entering into relationship and marriage with the
mentality of greed and selfishness, thus producing in them all sort
of manipulation, cheat and promiscuousness. What is honor? It is
to regard or treat someone with respect and admiration. It is to
show admiration for someone or something in a public way.
Furthermore, it is the respect that is given to someone who is
admired. It is high moral standards of behavior. Wow, I love that!
Listen, you keep someone’s daughter in your house without the
consent of her parent (forgetting you will have a grown up
daughter in the future) is not honor or reverence. You propose to
someone’s daughter after years of having immoral sex with her
and you cancelled the engagement without reason is a dishonour.
You are fornicating with a man that hasn’t paid your bride price is
a dishonour to him and to yourself. You are having an immoral
friendship with someone that you don’t have a future with in
marriage is a dishonour to yourself. You are wearing seductive
attire and indecent dressing in the public is much more a dishonour
to yourself. You can’t say no to a man that isn’t married to you in
bed is a dishonour to yourself. You are extorting money from a
married men or women is another dishonour. You do a sex
business with your body as a man or woman is a dishonour. You
consciously impregnated a woman and permit her to abort the
baby is much more a dishonour, forgetting you will soon have a
grown up daughter. You create problem and division in people’s
relationship and marriage is a dishonor to yourself. You are
disrespecting your mother in-law is a dishonour to yourself,
forgetting one day you will become a mother in-law. You are
disrespecting your husband, exposing him to temptation is a
dishonour to yourself. Your duty is to use and dump ladies, that’s
a dishonor. You have a fake identity in Facebook to extort money
and breaks people’s heart in relationship and marriage, that’s a
dishonour. You know, the honor you don’t serve you will never
deserve. It is the honor you serve that you deserve. It is the honor
you give that you will receive. If you sow it, you and your children
will reap it. Matthew 7:2 reveals, “For with what judgment you
judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it
shall be measured to you again”. The world believes you should
give honor to whom honor is due. But God wants you to give honor
to everyone. “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly
love; in honour preferring one another”. Romans 12:10. Truly, true
love is revealed in honour shown to God and to everyone. Romans
12:17-18 goes further to instructs, “Recompense to no man evil for
evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible,
as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men”. Honor means
reverence to God, and to everyone, irrespective of their color or
race. This is a divine order. It is an undeniable basic rule for a
glorious relationship and marriage. “Jesus said unto him, you shall
love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, you shall love your neighbour as
yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the
prophets”. Matthew 22:37-40. In essence, true affection and love is
shown in honor and reverence for everyone. Jesus further explain
in Matthew 5:46-48, “For if you love them which love you, what
reward have you? do not even the publicans the same? And if you
salute your brethren only, what do you more than others? do not
even the publicans so? Be you therefore perfect, even as your
Father which is in heaven is perfect”.

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  1. Ok

  2. Thanks for the update.

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