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Northwest Church of Christ

Most Excellent Marriages

One of the great challenges for the authors of the Bible is to find ways to describe God's indescribable love. One of the ways they do this is by using images from human family relationships. So we get images like Ephesians 5:21-33 which describes Christ's love for the church using the image of a beautiful, mutually submissive marriage or the book of Hosea where God calls on a prophet to experience an unfaithful marriage to understand the pain God experiences when we reject him. So our marriages today should reflect God's love and design, the love of Christ for the church, and the fruit of the Spirit in the lives of believers. If you marriage doesn't, then it's time to get to work.