Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Yesterday, twenty-two years ago I found a good thing. I’ve blinked my eye and the time raced by. She is the love of my life and I stand on the foundation that our marriage has built. From the start we were ministering to people; preaching revivals, youth camps, conventions; conducting seminars; leading churches, but the existence of our ministry came from the strength of our marriage. If we were in dispute, our ministry suffered. If we were in unity, our message was effective. The basis of the external always comes from the internal love that is shared by husband and wife. Joy and pleasure; peace and security is all wrapped up in that union.
Sadly we are living in a world that has denied this fundamental building block. Many have rejected the truth that Marriage is the first and primary aspect of all societies, nations, and peoples. Today our culture is focused on self, thus comes selfies, but marriage is about a bond that demands selflessness. A healthy marriage results in a healthy home. In turn, a sound and spiritually secure marriage produces God-centered children. While a host of people are working on bettering their children, they have forsaken the primary aspect of their marriage which is counterintuitive to the goal. After a thousand books on marriage, it is incredible that the Bible is still the only book that covers the subject completely. God ordained this union as the image of Christ and the Church. He gave it to mankind for the perpetuation of civilization and to have dominion over the earth. Our world is far from this truth because they are far from God. Today we focus on the first part of our vision: A Healthy Marriage and Home.
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole