I was in one of my devo times and was reading on youversion's active word study. The title for the day was An Honorable Institution. It started of talking about GOD's view of marriage. It got me thinking a lot. Do I view marriage the way God does? Do you? God views marriage as honorable. So what does honorable really mean?? The study found the original Greek language for honorable and the word used was timios, which means to hold in high esteem or to highly respect something. :) VERY COOL right?? Well it gets even better... The same word timios is used to describe the gemstones that adorn the very foundation of heaven described in Revelation 21:19: The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of PRECIOUS stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald,
NOT ONLY that but its the same word Peter used to describe Christ's redeeming blood in 1 peter 1:19: but with the PRECIOUS blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
So we compare gemstones of heaven and Christ's redeeming blood with marriage! MARRIAGE is something so important in God's eyes. WHAT A GIFT from him! So I was thinking do I apply a similar value to my marriage as I do with CHRIST's Blood??? (Just to clarify, Christs blood is UNPARALLELED and without rival. The fact is that Christ and marriage both must fit into the same category of priority called "more important than me.") I think God holds more value and honor in my marriage then I do, which is a good start! LORD help me to value my marriage more and to hold it in high esteem and to highly respect it! IT is a blessing from you and it is precious (timios)!!!!!
So even today at the park a friend was telling me how nasty it was to hear two ladies belittling their husbands... WIVES don't do this! BUILD UP YOUR MAN! One thing I have been doing is praying praying praying for my husband!
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