What’s Love Got To Do…
“When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and also Basemath daughter of Elon the Hittite. They were a source of grief to Isaac and Rebekah.” (Genesis 26:34-35 | NIV)
They were two children from same parent. One ended with a bad fortune, another a good one. The difference was in who they married! Their lives went in the direction of their marriage alliances. Esau’s marriage brought untold grief to his extended families and an irredeemable personal loss to his life (he lost the blessings of his father). In Gen.28:1,2 and by his parents’ insistence, Jacob’s own marriage to those of his parents’ godly heritage earned him a lineage of the ever-conquering Jewish people who till today have remained unconquerable to even their worst foes. It’s all in the Marriage covenant! Marriage must be driven by something more than a good feeling or an hormonal rush. It takes more than just a ‘butterfly in the stomach’! Though it needs true love to survive marriage doesn’t start with love, it starts with alliance and compatibility of values. Light must marry from light! Then love grows automatically. Believers in Christ must not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. Christ-followers must insist that their children marry from those with like Values of the faith lest they have grief as a sentinel at their door. A great marital future awaits all those who elevate godliness above good feeling!
Prayer ConfessionGod give us Christian homes! Homes where the Bible is loved and taught, homes where the Master’s will is sought, Homes crowned with beauty your love has wrought. God give us Christian homes in Jesus Name I pray. Amen!