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Good Morning.

Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. (Genesis 2:22)

From the beginning we see that the standard the Creator established for marriage was one man and one woman. Later, of course, other notable men — righteous men — would take more than one wife until, some would argue, it became biblically acceptable to have more than one wife. However, I would argue that, just because the Bible DESCRIBES something doesn’t mean that it PRESCRIBES it.

Furthermore, the Messiah — even though He was discussing the issue of divorce — mentioned that certain allowances were made because of the hardness of man’s heart (Matthew 19:8). In that discussion He quoted what was written regarding the Creator’s ideal concerning marriage n the beginning:

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:4-6)

Later, Paul stipulated that those who wished to be considered leaders in the Church should be the “husband of one wife” (1 Tim 3). The point is this: Messiah doesn’t have multiple brides — He is betrothed to one. Consequently,  it should be that we, as His bride, should have eyes for no other. In the beginning, God established marriage between one man and one woman to serve as a pattern for how it should be between us and our Heavenly Bridegroom. We must be diligent not to allow our hearts to be hardened to His purposes nor grow cold toward our first love. 


Blessings and Shalom, 





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