Day One: Married? Married. Married? Married! Jeez.

As His church, we are married to Christ. We are not meant to live like “singles” and we will not find happiness in being unfaithful. Our greatest joy and satisfaction are found in “this great mystery,” our union with Christ.

What are some of the lifestyle differences between someone who is single versus someone who is married?

“Praise the LORD!
For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
Let us be glad and rejoice,
and let us give honor to him.
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb,
and his bride has prepared herself.
She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.’
For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.”

Revelation 19:7-8

“Ancient Jewish couples were betrothed to one another for one or more years before they had a wedding ceremony and consummated their marriage. Yet, this betrothal period was not anything like modern ‘engagements’ that can be easily called of. The betrothal period was a time when the bride and groom were supposed to prepare themselves for the life they were going to soon share together. The husband often went away and prepared a home for the future family while the woman would engage in practices that prepared her for her future life as a wife and mother.” [G. Boyd]

As Christians, how should we live during this “betrothal period”

How well do you know your bridegroom? Let’s sing and know Him.

“To the One” by Upperroom (click here)

Prayer: Lord we praise You and rejoice in You. Thank you for our union with Christ. In Jesus name, Amen.

— JP