“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
I often get the question how do I get married? How do I stay married? How do I build a lasting relationship?
People go to therapists. People go to psychics. People get plastic surgery. People try all kinds of things and spend an enormous amount of money to find out information on relationships, when all along it’s right there in the word of God. The Bible often references marriage and family to a house. God is the architect of marriage and family and the problem is that we have thrown out his design for marriage and family and we are wondering why it’s not working. Proverbs 24:3 says by wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established. Wisdom is information. It’s facts. And understanding is basically discernment. So wisdom is what you do with the facts. Wisdom and understanding in building a solid foundation for a marriage are basically what you do with the facts and information that you have been given about a potential spouse. When you are dating you have to gather information on the person that you’re dating to determine if it’s a wise decision to be in relationship with them. Do they have sexual proclivities that are deal breakers for you? Are they chasing after Christ with you? Can you glorify God in the covenant of marriage with them? These are the kinds of questions that we should be asking through courtship, engagement, and definitely before we make the oh-so-important decision to get married. So if you want to know how to have a solid marriage: put Christ at the foundation of your relationship. Keep him front and center. God cannot lie, and the Bible has no untruth in it. Establish your house based on the word of God and come what may, it will not fall, but will stand firmly on the cornerstone, that is Christ Jesus.
Happy Valentine’s Day