‘Honoring Marriage in Australia’
We as salt of the earth should see marriage as God sees marriage and Hebrews 13:4 shows us that in the eyes of God marriage is precious.
Hebrews 13:4 starts with the words “Let marriage be held in honor among all.” In the New Testament the word for ‘honor’ more commonly means precious [see 1 Corinthians 3:12 where Paul speaks of “gold, silver, and precious stone.” also in 1 Peter 1:19 in reference to the “precious blood” of Jesus, then in 2 Peter 1:4 to refer to the “precious and very great promises” of God.
We, in the church, need to be in sync with God in our lives including our marriages and family and that means being out of sync with the vast majority of the culture that surrounds us – ‘the world’. As we are a people called to Him we were created by Him for His glory (“everyone who is called by my name,whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Isaiah 43:7 [ESV])