Since God designed marriage, it takes three to make a good marriage: God, the man, and the woman.For a Christian to marry an unbeliever is not only to disobey God; it is to enter marriage lacking something essential.Everyone spends many years of life as a single person. First, we must affirm: That means that He knows best how it should operate.His Word gives us the principles we need for satisfying marriages.But we quickly get into trouble and frequently need to read and re-read the manufacturer’s instructions.
” The forlorn note reads, “but for Adam there was not found a helper suitable for him” (). A dog may be man’s best friend, but it could not satisfy Adam’s need for companionship. God sometimes makes us endure loneliness so that when the need is met, we appreciate it more. The Lord made me wait until just before my 27th birthday. It says that God fashioned a woman from the man’s rib.
” It takes a lifetime of work to put it together the right way.
Most of us plunged in without carefully reading the instruction manual, confident that we could figure it out.
He’s counting his ribs when he hears God say, “Adam, you forgot to name one creature.” Adam looks up to see Eve, not in a wedding dress, but naked!
I’m not making this up--it’s what the text says ()!
Some of you made the mistake of buying your children toys for Christmas that had the ominous words on the box, “Some assembly required.” Of those who did that, a few--very few--read through the directions completely as instructed before you began to assemble the toy.