A Free Adversment: Marriage Prep

“For most of our people, God is marginal and a hundred good
things usurp His place. To think that their marriages could be
lived for His glory by teaching on the dynamics of
relationships,

when the glory of God is so peripheral, is like expecting the
human

eye to glorify the stars when we don’t stare at the night sky

and have never bought a telescope. 

So knowing God and cherishing God and valuing the glory

of God above all things, including your spouse, is the key to
living

marriage to the glory of God. It’s true in marriage, as in every

other relationship: God
is most glorified in us when we are

most satisfied in Him

Here is a key that unlocks a thousand doors. Superior
satisfaction in God above all earthly things, including your spouse

and your health and your own life (Psalm 63:3, esv, “your
steadfast

love is better than life”) is the source of great long-suffering

without which husbands cannot love like Christ, and wives cannot

follow like the bride of Christ, the church. Ephesians 5:22–

25 makes plain that husbands take their cues of leadership and

love from Christ, and wives take their cues of submission and

love from the devotion of the church for whom He died. And

both of those complementary acts of love—to lead, and to submit—

are unsustainable for the glory of God without a superior

satisfaction in all that God is for us in Christ.”

–John Piper 

 Please check out John
Piper’s free ebook, Preparing for Marriage.

 Because He is absolutely worthy,

   Frannie

  
 

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