Hebrews 13:4 NLT
“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.”
Notice the numerology behind 13:4
13: Is love.
4: Is about being whole or complete as one. As in the 4 seasons and is in the 4 directions on a compass.
Eve is only mentioned 4 times in the bible and the 4th Commandment is about keeping the Sabbath Holy.
Now if you add up 1+3+4, you get 8 which is a symbol of marriage and the eternal union between Christ and His bride.
We cannot understand the physical marriage without a spiritual experience of what we possess.
2 Corinthians 11:2 NIV
“I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.”
Now that scripture may sound harsh but it is a very compassionate scripture.
There are 2 parts to this scripture.
1) Addresses our hearts on what we can do.
“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage.”
2) Addresses our hearts on what we should SURRENDER.
“God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.
It is God that will SURELY JUDGE the people and NOT US!
This is why ACTS 2:38 is so important!
Once a believer lets God into their life, then now God can speak life into them and now an intimate relation begins. It is where we decrease and God increases.
Otherwise, it is just one big Oscar performance. You can gain the whole world yet lose your soul.
May we clean more than just our tombs and may we love people more than things.
In the name of our Husband, Jesus Christ.