God Defines Marriage, Not Us!

I admire the courage of those who, in spite of the pull of the culture, adhere to and promote the truth of the timeless Word of God and don't attempt to "fit" the scriptures to the changing morals and ethics of society.

Either God is God or He is not; and He has the right to define, describe and command anything pertaining to how we are to live.

I read this quote today by Dr. David Jeremiah, pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church and the preacher on Turning Point radio and television: "Though the world comes along with fads and new ideas, we owe our allegiance to a higher power, Almighty God ...."

Many people get hung up there. They neither feel or pledge any allegiance to the Creator God of the Bible.

The Psalmist wrote, "Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his" (Psalm 100:3a). The Lord has the right to do as He pleases with His creation. It is pride that causes us to refuse His authority.

Dr. Jeremiah continued, reminding us that it was God "... who invented marriage and put it into operation back in Genesis.

Marriage goes back to the creation of the first man and woman (Genesis 2:20b-24), and the marriage relationship truly is a wonderful "invention."  (Marriages that are not wonderful owe their pain and struggle to our selfish sin nature.)

May we always choose according to the scriptures, and not try to redefine, subtract from or add to what God has already clearly defined.

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