God said ‘ It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’. What does this mean for your marriage? What does it say about why God created marriage?
Quotes from the sermon:
If we are looking for our glory, our satisfaction, for what makes us happiest – our marriages will not make us happy
The closest relationships you have to you will let you down
Marriage was never meant to be Jesus Christ to you, it was never meant to take the place. Your spouse was not meant to be your Saviour. Jesus Christ was meant to be your Saviour
Genesis 2:18-24 New International Version (NIV)
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animalsand all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature,that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam[a] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[b] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[c] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.