Marriage Devotional Day 15 - We is Mine
As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” Ephesians 5:31
No other union on earth holds the same binding agent as a marriage. Business partnerships, family bonds, college roommates – they hold important places in our lives…but they never occupy the ‘same space’ the way a spouse does. When we leave our family of origin for marriage, God creates a unique, intimate bond that cannot be duplicated.
It explains the destruction when we pursue ‘self’ within the marriage. We’re acting as an individual in matters that involve the ‘team’. Likewise, when we operate in harmony and unity, the win goes to the team.
Oneness is counter-cultural in a world that says ‘me’, ‘mine’, ‘I’. Oneness says ‘ours IS mine’, ‘yours is ours’, ‘we is mine’.
It’s no mistake that ‘joined to his wife’ is referencing the intimacy forged through sex. It’s not just a physical joining of two bodies. It’s a spiritual moment that binds heart and soul far beyond the binding of DNA and anatomy.
That spiritual union that happens during the physical transcends personal pleasure and gratification. It embodies the same intentionality that Christ shows in his passion and pursuit for each of us. He chases us because his deepest desire is that we know him in his fullness.
Read Ephesians 5:21-33
As we embrace moments of intimacy with one another, may we passionately pursue the heart of our spouse. We lay ourselves aside in a moment of complete abandon and vulnerability to the other. It’s in those moments that we are truly ‘two becoming one’.
For her: What makes vulnerability, physical or emotional, easy with your husband? Difficult? Share that with him this week.
For him: What makes vulnerability, physical or emotional, easy with your wife? Difficult? Share that with her this week.
For us: Glue two pieces of paper together. After the glue dries, try to pull the pieces apart without damaging the other. It’s nearly impossible – and it’s the same imagery used in the passage describing ‘two becoming one’. The intimacy between a husband and wife is sacred and spiritual. Pray over your sex life together. Keep your heart, mind, and body entwined with one another and with Christ.
Used by permission. Cornerstone Christian Fellowship