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Love Your Bone, Love Your Flesh

Bible Verse

Genesis 2: 23 – Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”

Your Discipleship Minute

God never meant for man to be alone.  Right from the start of creation, God gave to man a helper who was suitable for him: woman. And in marriage, the two became one. However, it doesn’t always seem to be that way.

It was never the intention of God for the two to live “separate lives” after they were married. Today though, it is very easy for a man and his wife to become emotionally and spiritually distant, as well as physically distant.  This seems to be the world’s basis for marriage.

But Adam gives us the proper context for a marriage when he says, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” When we truly see ourselves as one with our spouse, we treat them the same way we treat ourselves which fulfills the commandment to “love our wife as we love our self.”

Action Point

Today, speak only kind words and affirmations of love to your spouse.  Let no negative word pass through your lips.  Use the tongue as it was meant to be used: to speak love, kindness and encouragement to the one who is “bone of your bones and flesh of your flesh.”

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Devotionals

 

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