December 2, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic – ONENESS IN THE MARRIAGE UNION – Ephesians 4:7-16
Every member of the Body of Christ is given grace. Grace is what determines the things that we can do without stress and which are not possible to be done otherwise. Marriage is one of such things because it is not something that you can do naturally. When we operate with God’s grace, it brings divine ease into our marriage.
In verse 16 of our text today, I want you to take note of these four words “joined and knit together”. Picture this like a piece of furniture that a carpenter is working on. He brings two pieces of wood together and joins them in such a way that you don’t even see where the joining took place. Understand that marriage is not a partnership, it is a joining; and as long as a couple thinks of marriage as a partnership, both partners are going to keep on having problems.
It is better for you not to marry than to marry and not follow the rules of marriage. You could be more successful as a single person than as a married person if you don’t understand and you are not ready to submit to the responsibilities of marriage.
It is when each one understands his/her role that there can be agreement in marriage. Never strike a compromise in your marriage union. Compromise in marriage is demonic. Agreement is what must take place in marriage and for agreement to take place, there must be leadership and submission.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to operate as ONE with my spouse as You have ordained it to be. I will not open the door to the devil as far as my marriage is concerned in Jesus name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Daniel 9:1-11:1, 1 John 2:18-3:6, Psalm 121:1-8, Proverbs 28:27-28