What is Marriage? – Dr. Mensa Otabil

Caption – What is Marriage? The reason why God established marriage

What-is-marriage What is Marriage? - Dr. Mensa Otabil

Genesis 2:18-25 – 18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. 20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 2:18-25

“The reason why God estblalished marriage? God created the earth and he created living creatures on the earth; animals, beast of the field, birds of the air. Each one of them was created male and female. And adam was created but God did not create male and female, God just created one entity which was called man. And God gave adam responsibilities, he had to take dominion over the animal kingdom, he started naming the animals, exercising dominion. Adam began to feel there was something missing in his life, because everybody was male and female and he looked at himself and he was one; he couldn’t share friendship with the animals.” 

“God recognised that man was alone; there is difference between being alone and being lonely. You can be lonely when you are alone, you can also be lonely when you are not alone. You can be alone when there are people around and you can be alone when there is nobody because sometimes in lif you can have a thousand in life and still fee lonely; Adam was not feeling lonely he was alone. He was alone. He was alone because there was no means of sharing fellowship, there was no means of communicating, whatever he had, he did not have an object to share with. So God said I need to create a partner for this man, so he can share with that partner and that partner can share with me.”

So, the first reason why God established marriage was for man and woman to share life together.

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