It’s funny to me the irony of our day being a day of freedom, when the world links marriage to having a ball and chain. But we all know that what the world thinks and what God says are two very different things. People will postpone marriage because they don’t want to be tied down, but will end up living together as such while sacrificing all of the benefits.
[ Christian Liberty ] Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
The yoke of bondage is sin. We cannot receive the benefits of marriage if we haven’t made covenant before God. God cannot bless a relationship that is operating against His will. God honors marriage and wants to bless it. When we become married, we become one flesh (Genesis 2:24). This creates a bond of unity and covenant/commitment that we don’t have if we are just living together.
No man or woman can take away or give you freedom. Freedom comes from Christ alone. If we deny Him of our relationships, then we are a slave to whatever sin that we commit while in them.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
God’s Spirit brings freedom. His grace will cover our mistakes, but only if we allow His Spirit to deal with it. Freedom comes by living according to God’s Word. His Word is the absolute truth.
The Truth Shall Make You Free
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?”34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
By no means do I want to bring condemnation on anyone. I just want to expose the lies of the enemy. Fear to commit is brought on by the devil to withhold the blessings that God has for you. If you are with the one that you are called to, there is still time to repent and make it right. If you are with the wrong one, there is still time to repent, cut soul ties, and ask God to connect you with the one that He ordained to honor, love, and respect you. You do not need a spouse to make you whole, only Jesus can do that. Seek counseling and explore God’s Word for all of the promises that comes from freedom in Him. Marriage done His way is beautiful. Contrary to what people think, there is freedom in sex, freedom to be yourself, freedom to pursue your purpose, freedom to enjoy life, and freedom from the doors of the enemy created by the sin of disobedience.
God created marriage for our pleasure. He didn’t want us to be alone. He wants us to have help. He wants us to be an example of Christ and the church. Godly marriages honor God and give Him glory. Let’s bring God’s Glory back to our nation by representing His Word. It starts with marriage that lays a foundation of Christ and imparts it into their children. Let us not forsake His Word to satisfy our flesh. We can no longer pick and choose which parts of the Bible we want to believe. Our nation’s standards have been compromised and we’ve allowed it to happen. America has relinquished its freedom because of sin. Our liberty is dependent on Christ. Let’s get it right and let God back into all parts of our lives, starting with biblical marriage.
Father, we thank You for freedom in marriage. Forgive us for feeling like marriage somehow steals our identity. We do not want to be slaves to sin. We want to find our freedom in You. Help us honor You with our covenant and take pleasure in all parts of our marriage. We don’t want to forfeit our blessing because of sin. If we have not obeyed your Word, expose the devil and show us the truth. We want all that you have for us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!