Marriage is a mystery! As a heavenly arithmetic of 1 + 1 = 1; it entails the fusing of two different persons, from different family backgrounds and upbringings to become one unstoppable force.
This union is not ordained to bring you down, neither is it a necessary evil like some people call it, but is ordained for your lifting, promotions and easy accomplishment of your desired successes.
As it is written: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour (Ecclesiastes 4:9).
Having a successful home is God’s will for you. So, whether you are married or intending to get married soon, knowing this truth today will help you a great deal to work towards a successful home.
God is the Almighty Programmer of marriage; hence, He had created all that it would take to make it glorious. Man, on his own part needs to abide by God’s principle and implement His plan. God has programmed marriage to be two in one.
In God’s own arithmetic, two people alone make a home. A home is formed at the coming together of only two, not more.
The Word of God says, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh (Mark 10:7-8).
The coming together of man and woman in marriage is a spiritual conversion from one to two.
Quoting the verse in Genesis, Jesus says ‘the two will become one flesh’ and draws the following conclusion, ‘So they are no longer two, but one.’ The man and woman who enter into the marriage bond become one flesh and are no longer two, but one entity.
Apostle Paul develops this concept by teaching that ‘husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.
He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no-one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it’ (Ephesians 5:28–29).
Paul is saying that a wife is actually a part of her husband’s body—she is of his flesh and blood.
He illustrates this mystery by revealing a profound truth that when a man loves his wife he loves himself for she is a part of him. It follows that when a man hates his wife he hates his own body.
Paul then quotes Genesis 2:24, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’, acknowledging that it is a mystery.