Monday, May 8, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - 1 + 1 = 1




Monday May 8

Bible Reading:     Gen. 2: 18 - 25
Topic:         1 + 1 = 1

In Gen. 1: 26, God said, "Let us make man."

This shows that there is a Fellowship within the Godhead.

As a result, God desired the same blessing for Adam and noted that it was not good for him to be alone.

He created man in His Own Image; therefore man would not be fulfilled without someone to complete him.

God created Eve to complete Adam and provide him with companionship, fellowship and intimacy.

In marriage, a wife complements the husband for the fulfillment of God's purposes, and as v. 24 shows, God's original intention for man was not just monogamy, but a life-long union.

Polygamy and divorce were never part of God's original design in marriage.

The man and his wife were naked and were not ashamed ... a reference to transparency and innocence. In many marriages today, husbands and wives are not open to each other. Many also engage in extra-marital affairs which damage relationships and some marriages have failed because of suspicion.

If our marriages must stand, they must be rooted in openness, sincerity and genuine love and commitment.

Prayer:

Father in Heaven, I want to thank for the Institution of Marriage, particularly I want to thank you for my wife. I pray O Lord that You shower Christian homes with Your love that compasses all and help rebuild broken marriages, I pray through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen

Memory Verse:   Gen. 2: 24

"Therefore shall a man leave his Father and his Mother, and shall cleave unto his Wife, and they shall be one flesh"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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