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A Blessed Union

Daily Manna Devotion

“And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death” – GENESIS 24:67

Marriage is a unique relationship established by God to fulfil His plan and purpose for creation (Genesis 1:27,28). No wonder Solomon, the wisest man of his time, said, “live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity…” (Ecclesiastes 9:9). The marriage institution is established to better the lives of both spouses. The benefits of marriage are best realised when both spouses are committed to it.

Our text x-rays the possibility of a joyful, blissful and fulfilling marital life in the midst of negative experiences arising from different quarters. The basic indispensable ingredients of a satisfying relationship in marriage, as revealed in our text, are acceptance and love on the part of the husband and submission from the wife. Isaac loved Rebecca and brought her to himself and she became his wife. Rebecca on her part submitted to the headship of the man and became a comfort to him. A home where there is peace is a home where there is no fault-finding, hardness and bitterness on the side of both husband and wife.

Godly communication is the lubricant of marriage and family relationship. There should be a cordial relationship, with a determination to produce a lively and productive togetherness.

Couples should learn to accept and appreciate each other. No two individuals can ever be the same. Hence, offences should be overlooked to create room for reconciliation, even as both strive to create the enabling environment for children to flourish. To experience a blessed union, we should follow the principles that are revealed in Scripture.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: A blessed conjugal union is the product of two blood-washed saints, free from ego and pride.

Daily Manna (Devotional 2020)