What is there good about being able to place the claim
on an arrangement (legal or otherwise) without God…
when God should turn away from anything of blessing,
to see it as but a benefit… a contract made from sod
and not grounded in life: making, giving or receiving
from the opposite of man’s own nature, God’s own gift…
without the reason for God’s involvement, there would
be no opinion of value formed by such covenant, rift.
[Below comes by way Critical Commentary on the Whole Bible, click the compare passages from the last link after the title… and near the bottom of the page are two choices for commentary found]
one flesh–The human pair differed from all other pairs, that by peculiar formation of Eve, they were one. And this passage is appealed to by our Lord as the divine institution of marriage ( Matthew 19:4Matthew 19:5 , Ephesians 5:28 ). Thus Adam appears as a creature formed after the image of God–showing his knowledge by giving names to the animals, his righteousness by his approval of the marriage relation, and his holiness by his principles and feelings, and finding gratification in the service and enjoyment of God.
Marriage: An intimate and complementing union between a man and a woman in which the two become one physically, in the whole of life. The purpose of marriage is to reflect the relationship of the Godhead and to serve him. Although the fall has marred the divine purpose and function of marriage, this definition reflects the God-ordained ideal for marriage from the beginning.
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