hera-marriage-love-spells4Introduction: In Genesis 2:4 the Bible says: ‘For this reason’! Contrary to popular belief, the Word of God is very reasonable and here at the first marriage, we have reasons for marriage. Marriage is not something to be entered into lightly or without thought. It is not something that we do because of tradition or because society demands it. God ordained it for some very good reasons. Let us look at four reasons for marriage.

I.  COMPANIONSHIP (Verse 18) 

It is not good to be alone: Everything God made was good and this is the first thing that was not good. After naming all the animals, Adam was still lonely! God did not design man to be a loner. You can be lonely in marriage, but that is not God’s plan for man. We need to remember that God says that it is not good to be alone. We need to make companionship in marriage a priority, where we work at spending time together and taking interest in each other’s lives. The Bible says in,  Malachi 2:14 “…she is thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant”.

II.  COMPLEMENTING (Verse 18)

Marriage is meant for synergy: The dictionary meaning of the word synergy is, the cooperation and interaction of two that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual contribution. That is why the Bible says that one shall chase a thousand and two shall chase ten thousand. The real strength of your family lies in complementing each other in every aspect of your life. God knew that two in the covenant of marriage would be better than 1+1. They both were one in Adam. God made them two by taking Eve out of Adam. Again God brought them together and made them one. Paul calls this  as a great mystery. Woman must adjust herself into the vision of her husband. It may sound old fashioned, but in the original, God made woman to meet the need of man and not vice-versa. God made her a suitable help meet for man.

III.  COMPLETION (Verses 21-23)

God had taken a rib out of Adam: So, he was incomplete. The perfect man that God had created was now somehow imperfect without that rib coming back to him. Marriage brings completion. God made man out of dust but woman out of bone. If man was refined dust, woman is doubly refined. God can make something beautiful out of your life. Adam here is a picture of how we should be. Resting in God and allowing God to take whatever from our life knowing that He will return it to us much better. The classic example is God took Isaac from Abraham and gave back to him much better than what He received.

IV.  CLEAVING (Verse 24)

Marriage is the primary relationship: Even though we are born from our parents and are required to honour them always, the marriage relationship takes precedence over all other relationships. To cleave, you must leave. God said this even before there were any parents. The degree to which you leave will determine the degree of cleaving. The goal of marriage is to be one!

Conclusion: As you live together as husband and wife, may these good reasons guide you and may your relationship be strong and a blessing to many! Scripture clearly declares in Ecclesiastes 4:9 that “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work”.