Marriage – God’s Purpose and Plan

Session 1 | Episode 1

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Part of God's Beautiful Creation

Today we consider a Biblical truth about marriage – “Gód created marriage from the beginning”. Marriage was God’s intention all along, even until today.

Genesis 2 tells us that God did not want man to be alone and He created for him a companion, in the man’s image, his equal and yet they were not the same.

When God presented her, Adam exclaimed – ‘Wow this is it!’ and he called her woman.

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one”

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one”

Let us focus then on this Scripture for a moment. I love it when the Bible interprets itself – this verse is quoted twice in the New Testament, and by two of the best theologians ever. Jesus in Matthew 19:5 and Paul in Ephesians 5:31 and both refer directly to marriage.

We can, therefore, conclude that although we do not find the word marriage in the story of creation, it was fully God’s intention to create marriage, as we call it today. Your marriage was formed creatively in the heart of God, the Father. Just reflect on this revelation, for a moment.

And let us make it a little personal.

What is the implication for you, as a married couple, to know that God was involved in your marriage from the beginning and even before that?

Presented by

Gerrie Holtzhausen

Gerrie Holtzhausen

After completion of his Theological Studies at Stellenbosch University, Gerrie served as pastor and missionary for 30 years in various contexts in South Africa and Mozambique.

He and Wienkie currently live in Pretoria, focusing on pastoring and life coaching in family environments. He is an associate staff of Campus Crusade for Christ as part of FamilyLife.

Gerrie Holtzhausen

Gerrie Holtzhausen

After completion of his Theological Studies at Stellenbosch University, Gerrie served as pastor and missionary for 30 years in various contexts in South Africa and Mozambique.

He and Wienkie currently live in Pretoria, focusing on pastoring and life coaching in family environments. He is an associate staff of Campus Crusade for Christ as part of FamilyLife.

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5 comments

  1. Regtig goed! Soos Leomie en Boet sê, kort en kragtig. Dis soos n vars briesie tussen al die baie en lang lering- en ander boodskappe wat op sosiale media in omloop is.

  2. Kosbaar! Goed om weer die “basics” oor die huwelik te hoor. Kort en kragtig! Kan lekker aan een gedagte herkou. Veral met ons hedendaagse oorlaai van inligting.

  3. Beaam wat Rina sê! Baie treffend. ‘ n Kort gedagte met soveel inhoud vir nadenke! Baie dankie!🙏

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