God’s good creation in Eden was all our first parents would ever need or want, but when they were tempted by Satan in the form of a serpent, they caved and set into motion a future world history corrupted by sin. Satan succeeded because he was cunning and able to deceive Adam and Eve. If we are […]
In this final reading of our text we explore three additional purposes for marriage. The first of these is procreation. Children are a blessing from God and together with parents form the family, the first fundamental institution of society. From the family derives two additional institutions, government and the church. All these reflect the glory of God.
In our fifth reading of this text and related scriptures, we find God’s roles for the married man and woman in daily life. The man is to be lover, leader, and learner. The woman is to be follower, fan, and friend. And when a marriage is rightly ordered, it reflects our salvation as it points to the relationship […]
God’s formation of man to oversee His creation extends to the man’s authority for the care and protection of those who worship God, up to and including today’s church. God’s creation of woman to help him also extends to the role of women in that arena. Today’s fourth reading of the text in this series lays the […]