“What Does God Expect…?”

I do not want to sound like an alarmist, but this a is serious matter, and caution should be taken. If we put ourselves in a position that we are living in sin, we are put-ting our souls in danger. When we consider the possibility that we are entering or are in a sinful relationship. we are admitting our ignorance of some of Satan’s devices (1 Cor 5:11). Surely we must recognize that Satan walks among those who are seeking to be married, even those of us who are (1 Pet 5:8).
If we enter into a relationship that is called sin by God (fornication), we will stand condemned in the end, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor adulterers. ..shall inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor. 6:9-10). Marriage has been given by God for a man and woman to enjoy one another for a lifetime (Gen 2:21-24).
Marriage is of divine origin (Gen 1:26-28; 2:18-25) (Mat 19:3-6). The home was instituted by God to cradle, shape, and maintain civilization. Civilization and society came out of marriage and the home, not the other way around. Those who know and fear God will honor marriage and Him who gave it to us. “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Heb 13:4). God and His will are honored in marriage, “Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth,. ..yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant” (Mal 2:14).
There is unity in a godly marriage, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3). Those who are willing to accept their respective rolls in marriage are blessed of God. Those who choose to live together without the institute of marriage are in danger of losing their souls to a devil’s hell.
The divine institute of marriage begins with a man and woman being joined together as husband and wife. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen 2:24). Without the divine institute of marriage, “one flesh” cannot be achieved.
(Rom 6:23), “For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”