A Marriage That Projects The Image of Christ
April 21, 2022
Matthew 19:6, New International Version
“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
321 is not only the name of this ministry, but it also carries a very sincere meaning for my wife and I. On March 21, 2015 Coria and I were married. My father, Pastor Robert William Brock, Jr. officiated the ceremony and it was a blessed day. This day was not chosen because it sounded good or because it worked out with everyone’s schedule. This was the day that we believed the Lord instructed us to be married on.
The number 321 not only is the date that we were married, but it also represents something. It is a simple way to remember what Biblical marriage truly represents and is founded upon. The number three represents God in the form of the trinity, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The two represents the husband and the wife. The one represents unity. The God, the husband, and the wife enter into a covenant relationship. This is the foundation of the Biblical marriage which is built upon Christ.
Many people view marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman and they proceed to live their lives in that manner. They make decision together, they engage in work together, and they build their relationship together, but never take time to include the Person who is truly the foundation of a Biblical marriage. Notice the scripture from Matthew chapter 19. It tells us that the man and the woman who unite in marriage become one. They are brought together in a relationship that is like no other human relationship. However, this is not done by a law, this is not done because they obtained a marriage license, and it is not done because a judge as pronounced it so. The scripture says this about marriage, “what God has joined together”. Without God joining a man and a woman together, there is no Biblical marriage.
My wife and I seek to not just include the Lord in our relationship, but to make Him the foundation of everything that we do. How about you? If you are married today, do you seek to include the Lord in your relationship? Do you seek Him as you make decision and as you go about your lives together? Do desire to grow deeper in your relationship with Him but as individuals and as a married couple? Remember, the relationship that you have with your spouse is a representation of the relationship that should exists between Christ and His church. Take some time to consider your marriage and seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit as you work together to create a marriage that projects the image of Christ and His love.