Marriage is an investment by a man and a woman into an intimate relationship that continually grows in value.
Every marriage consists of two givers and two forgivers.
I read of one bride who was concerned about the controlling tendencies of her fiancé. She sent him a card which read- If you are planning to control someone, sleep with your remote.
Marriage is not finding that one special person you can live with, but that one you cannot live without. Man was created to long deeply for fulfillment and satisfaction which could only come from “the breath of life.” Woman was made from the man so he would always be connected to her. She would fulfill and complete him.
In Ephesians 5:31- 32, the Bible speaks of the mystery of the union of husband and wife.
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall be joined [and be faithfully devoted] to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery [of two becoming one] is great; but I am speaking with reference to [the relationship of] Christ and the church.”
In II Corinthians 4:7, the Bible speaks of the precious treasure that is within each of us− literally what God revealed to us through His Word which causes us to constantly be triumphant in our daily living.
“But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves.”
Every marriage is a mystery and every marriage has within it a hidden, buried treasure.
That mystery is concerning all that the marriage can become as each spouse lives in covenant with God and their marriage partner.
Living in covenant with God and each other unveils, reveals, and releases the treasures built into us by God for creating a valuable marriage relationship.
In that mystical union of a man and woman in the sanctity of marriage, a treasure is discovered within each of them that brings fulfillment, completion, and understanding.