Sweethearts for a Lifetime Day 01

And so I went to buy a brother a book for his ministry.  But then I came across another book that I bought this time for my wife and me.

Sweethearts for a Lifetime

Sweethearts for a Lifetime

My wife and I made certain arrangements to read a chapter or so everytime we can despite the busy schedules.  Day 01 started with the Chapter called, “Fulfilling God’s BluePrint for Marriage.”  Basically, the main theme of this chapter is: COVENANT making.  What is the essence of marriage?  Sex? Companionship? Children?

As we read it, we realize that the essence of marriage of is: COVENANT making.  It’s a promise.  Promise that whatever happens each one would stay there for each other.  In heaven, there would be no marriages.  So what is the function of marriage? Well, aside from procreation which is not really the main reason because there are childless couples, and aside from companionship, the function of marriage is for God to showcase theology to us.

The theology of Christ loving His wife, the church.

The theology of God loving His bride, Israel.

There are no more marriages in heaven…except the Marriage of the Lamb to His Bride, the Church.   Sometimes, I’m tempted to think that Christ is so obsessed with us, He doesn’t want any competition.  He wants us, the church, and individually for Himself alone.

Now, if you can just ponder that… that’s Covenant Love.  It would never fade.  Covenant Love for me, faithful and true. For me, so faithless and unreal.

Who Are Your People?

Our Genesis Reading Quote is from James Boice:
I close with this thought. When Genesis 25:8 says that “Abraham … was gathered to his people,” …
I ask, Who are your people? One day it will be written of you, as it was of Abraham, “He (or she) breathed his (or her) last and died … and was gathered to his (or her) people.” Will it be the people of God or the company of those who despised God’s truth and trampled on his way of salvation? If you would be gathered to God’s people when you die, you must first (while still alive on earth) be gathered to him who is the door to that heavenly paradise—you must believe on Jesus Christ. He is the only door there has ever been. He is the one to whom the patriarch looked. He is the hope of the prophets. He is the Savior of the New Testament apostles and saints. If you have believed on him, then you can add to that faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

James Montgomery Boice, Genesis : An Expositional Commentary, Originally published: Grand Rapids : Zondervan, 1982., 728 (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books, 1998).