Section 2: Practical Wisdom, Article 11

Laws Governing Marriage


“For as a young man marrieth a virgin,
so shall Thy sons marry Thee:
and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride,
so shall thy Elohim rejoice over thee.”
Isaiah 62:5.


A
t creation Yehuveh gave man three precious gifts. The first was marriage, the second a diet of tree fruits and seeds, and the third was the Sabbath. In all three gifts Yehuveh gave man gifts of resta place to rest in both home and family, a diet that brings rest to mind and body, and a time set
set aside especially for rest and instruction. In such rest we prosper and enjoy continual blessing. In failing to appreciate these gifts of rest, we have lost much. Instead of prosperity and blessing, we live in brokenness, slavery (to taxation, regulation, employment), and poverty. Let’s begin to return to Yehuveh’s plan by relearning His ways regarding His first gift, the gift of joyful marriage and a happy home!


First Law of Marriage: Yehuveh is Our Husband. Yehuveh has always loved us and sought our hearts. “I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness.” “Thy time was the time of love; and I spread My skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith Yehuveh Elohim, and thou becamest Mine.” “For thy Maker is thine husband; Yehuveh of hosts is His name; . . . the Elohim of the whole earth shall He be called.” Hosea 2:19-20; Ezekiel 16:8; Isaiah 54:5.
       As with any
marriage, Yehuveh’s relationship with us is based on a covenant which both He and we must honor. He will not fail, but it is within our power of choice to forfeit this union. If we choose to leave Him, He grants us our chosen divorce. “Know therefore that Yehuveh thy Elohim, He is Elohim, the faithful Elohim, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations; and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them: He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face. Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.” Though Yehuveh is patient and long-suffering, He honors our choices. Yet in His deep love He always longs to reunite with us. They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man’s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to Me, saith Yehuveh.” “Thus saith Yehuveh, Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.” “And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.” Deuteronomy 7:9-11; Isaiah 50:1; Jeremiah 3:1, 8.


Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:      13 October 2005
Latest Update:              3 February 2010


                                                       
Complete Study Guide to Article 11   

                                       
Second Law of Marriage:  Three Become One       
                 
Third Law of Marriage:  Marriage was Never Placed under Human Authority       
               
Fourth Law of Marriage:  Rebellion against Yehuveh makes Divorce Necessary       

       
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