Monday, July 10, 2017
TREM’s Daily 10 July 2017 Devotional by Dr. Mike Okonkwo
Topic: Marriage Is Good [Monday July 10, 2017]
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” Genesis 2:18.
Marriage is a relationship where each party is expected to give joy to their spouses. God said let us make a help, meet for him. In other words, my wife is a help to me and if I must enjoy her as my help, I must recognize her as a help to me. If I don’t recognize that fact, I cannot benefit from her because God has already said it is not good for me to function alone. There is a level of blessing I cannot attain alone. So, he gave me a wife.
Let me ask you a question. If you find yourself drowning and somebody throws you a life line and you fail to take hold of the life line, what will happen to you? You will drown. In other words, you must take advantage of the life line if you want to live. You must grab it with both hands in order to survive. That is how God wants us to grab our own wives. Your wife is like a life line which God has thrown to you.
Now the women may rejoice and say now my husband knows that I am a lifeline to him. But let me tell the women that a life line that is not in use is useless. If you don’t understand your role as a lifeline to your husband and become useful, you become useless. This relationship is like hands in glove where no one is cheated. God covered all the bases and said husband love your wife as Christ loves the church. To love your wife means you are ready to pay every price. And of course, no woman will be unwilling to submit to someone that is willing to die for her.
One of the things that cause friction in marriage relationships is that each individual thinks they can handle it alone. No, you can’t! God has said it is not good for you to be alone. And when he said it is not good it is on behalf of the two parties.
Further Reading: Ecclesiastes 9:9, Proverbs 18:22, 5:15-20
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 41-42; Evening- Acts 16:22-40
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.