Marriage Defined

Genesis 2:21-24 
The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept. And God took one of Adam’s ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her to the man.

Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

When I think about what Genesis says about marriage, I think of verse 24.

…a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

But this time my mind focused on the first word, which I usually disregard – “Therefore.”

Therefore means “for that reason” or “because of that.”

Because God made woman from man, because woman is bone of man’s bone and flesh of his flesh, a man and a woman can be joined together and become one flesh.

Because God made woman from man, because woman is bone of man’s bone and flesh of his flesh, only a man and a woman can be joined together and become one flesh.

Satan can’t create anything. He can only corrupt and counterfeit the good things that God has created. That is what he has done with marriage.

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