|Three life truths displayed by marriage must be embraced to find our real meaning in life. It is through these truths that the bondage of lust is truly broken.
- The first life truth:
When we choose to love, we cannot lust.
- The second life truth:
When we receive the love of God, we are filled and no longer empty.
- The third life truth:
When we are secure in God's love, we are in intimate relationship and need not be lonely.
The greatest things are great only if one can hold onto them. Marriage was meant to last. We see this in the two statements in Genesis and again repeated several times in the New Testament.
"For this cause a man .... shall cleave to His wife"
"And the two shall become one flesh."
(Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5)
There is an element of permanency about marriage. The two were welded into one. This was not just speaking of sex, but the perfect blend of their two lives into one. The genders, roles and the soul uniting all fit together creating what would be one. This permanent nature of marriage is the reason the Lord spoke strongly against divorce. Divorce rips flesh apart. Divorce always hurts. Divorce confuses the permanent picture of God's kingdom and the security it stands for.