‘That Marital Glue’

Genesis 2:25  “The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.”

Sinless and not yet broken, prior to their outright rebellion against God’s very best for them, the man and his wife had a beautiful innocence about them. 

There was no shame. What is shame? It is a painful emotion caused by the consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or some impropriety. 

After their rebellion, the two were keenly aware, in their guilt and shame, that they were ‘naked’ or  ‘exposed’. So they took some fig leaves and made a covering for themselves. It was a first attempt to try and cover up their guilt and their shame. 

Ever since the rebellion, nakedness has been associated with shame, an inborn sense that I need a covering. Being exposed to other people’s eyes makes me feel uncomfortable and vulnerable and afraid. But, per the design of God, the security of the marriage covenant allows nakedness and the sexual union that comes with it to be safe. This covenant enhances a life long trust that puts the other person’s interests first and is to be that marital glue of intimacy that bears fruit – the fruit of godly children. 

Malachi 2:15 “Has not the Lord God made you and your wife one? In flesh and spirit you are His. And what does He want? Godly children from your union. So guard your heart and remain loyal to the wife of your youth.”

Praise and Prayer. 

Father God, Your Design is so Good, so Perfect and so Wonderful. Give me grace today to faithfully embrace and execute Your Design.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

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