Text: Gen. 2:22-24; Eph. 5:25-32
Today, we will take on another vital point of successful marriage which is the fact and understand of The Two Shall Be One. (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4-6)
Lack of understanding of the mystery of marriage has led to the abuse of this sacred institution. As the LORD has ordained it, marriage turns two (a man and his wife) into one flesh. This mystery interprets into a man seeing his wife as his own flesh, and a wife seeing the husband as her own flesh (Eph. 5:28-29). Where the above is the case, the following will become obvious.
- What affects the husband/wife should affect the other
- The pains one inflicts on the other should be considered as inflicted on self.
iii. Love for the wife is love for self and vise versa.
- Any evil thought conceived against wife by husband or otherwise is by divine principle an evil thought conceived against self.
- One is very sensitive to the demands and desires of the other.
Marriage can hardly stand the test of time if the principle of turning two into one is not received, imbibed and practised by couples.
The two shall be one is reflected in many if not every aspect and facets of marriage such as
- Decision making
- Planning for the family
- Children care and upbringing
- Resource management and extended family care.
Communication and sharing of feelings are made possible in a home when the two become one. Differences and disagreements are also resolved easily where the two are one.
The two shall be one is God’s principle of keeping the rule of leaving and cleaving until death parts a couple. As the LORD has ordained, let the two be one.