September 11, 2016
Mark 10:7-8 says, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.”
Marriage is the supreme commitment above any other earthly commitment. It is above our commitment to our parents. We are to honor our parents, but the Bible teaches that a man is to leave father and mother and cleave unto his wife. That means that the purse strings and the apron strings are to be cut.
Children are not the primary commitment. We are to love and care for our children, but they are not to get our supreme commitment. Mothers and fathers can make a tragic mistake when they pour all their devotion into their children at the expense of their spouses. You see, sooner or later, the children are going to leave home, and who is going to be left? Husband and wife.
Marriage is the supreme commitment above any other earthly commitment. That’s what the Bible teaches.