Scripture Passage: Genesis 1:27
Adrian Rogers says, “Marriage ought to be a duet, not a duel.”
In the music of marriage, husbands and wives sing different parts of the same song. Just as harmony can turn a monotonous piece into a symphony, it can also bring fresh life and excitement to the home.
Scripture shows us how to have harmony in the home and use our differences to glorify God in our marriages. Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Marriage is the first institution that God created, and it was established in the Garden of Eden between Adam and Eve. In Genesis 2, we first see God’s divine design of male and female.
Genesis 2:18 says, “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’”
We were created for companionship. Even Adam, who had face-to-face fellowship with God, was still incomplete and in need of a companion. And though he was surrounded by all sorts of creatures in paradise, God knew Adam needed someone like himself. There is no sweeter, deeper, more wonderful companionship than that of a husband and wife.
We were also created for cooperation and completion. God gave Eve to Adam to make up for what was lacking in Adam’s nature, and vice versa. She was to be his completer, not his competitor.
In God’s divine design, we also see the definite differences between us.
There are general differences between men and women designed to complement each other. These differences are not necessarily strengths and weaknesses. Rather, they are traits to contribute to the partnership.
God made us different, so that He might make us one in marriage. And in the truest sense, a Christian marriage is not even a duet, but a trio; the music of marriage is even sweeter when it becomes a union between a man, a woman and God.
Apply it to your life
Do you have harmony in the home? Consider God’s divine design, and the definite differences between you and your spouse, and see how you can use your marriage to glorify God.