Daily, different perspectives confront us. For example, if we interviewed people on the street and asked, “What is marriage,” the response is like beauty, each definition in the eyes of the beholder. But, unfortunately, the definition of marriage is up for discussion, or is it?[Read more…] about The Beholder’s Definition of Marriage
For marriage, distinguishing the meaning between the two can make a difference in commitment and promises.
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I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the Lord – Ez. 16:62
God’s relational covenant with his people traces how the Bible defines a covenant marriage. Isaiah 55:3 states, “Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” A divinely witnessed promise of love summarizes the covenant way in salvation, this divine-human relationship re-echos in marriage.[Read more…] about A Snapshot in Defining a Covenant Marriage
A biblical covenant shows set characteristics that bind persons relationally. For example, the Jews, after the exile, felt lost and aimless in their relationship with the covenant-keeping God, Yahweh. In reassuring them, Yahweh speaks to invite them into a binding relationship again.[Read more…] about Relational Characteristics of a Covenant
In reading, Searching Below the Surface: A Deeper Look at Covenant and Contract, one expects simple answers to complex issues. However, exploring a much-needed contrast between how the God of the Bible functions in a covenant manner and the Islamic Allah in a contractual way will take the reader into a Scripture dig. The foundations help one to understand marriage as an outcome of these beliefs, leading each of us to discover why biblical marriage is covenantal, not contractual – like Islam.[Read more…] about Searching Below the Surface – Looking into unexpected Islamic ideas.
My beloved is mine, and I am his – Song of Solomon 2:16
God’s relational covenant with his people demonstrates how the Bible defines a covenant marriage. The divine character of God forms a covenant identity that pursues one’s beloved diligently in a sacrificial way to promote relationship and further unity.[Read more…] about En Route to Defining a Covenant Marriage – Countering Contract