Marriage has been created by God to demonstrate his love and character. In light of this, couples preparing for their wedding should begin to reflect on the ways that God’s gospel love will be displayed in their marriage. Many couples enter into marriage with a largely “horizontal” focus, but in reality much of their relationship will depend on the “vertical” dimension. The devotional would aim to help the reader prepare his or her heart for the wonderful (and often sanctifying) calling to love another person in a way that manifests God’s love for his people.
Mike McKinley (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the pastor of Sterling Park Baptist Church in Sterling, Virginia, and adjunct professor of biblical studies at Patrick Henry College. He is the author of Am I Really a Christian? (with 9marks) and The Resurrection in Your Life.
? God is: a Husband? (Isa. 54:5;)
? An Unfaithful Bride (Ezek. 16:30-34)
? A Restored Bride (Hosea 2:7, 19-20)
? The True Bridegroom (John 3:29)
? A Wedding at the End of Time (Rev. 19:6-10) 6. God’s Marriage and Yours (Eph. 5:25-32)
? The Enemy of Marriage, Part 1 (1 Peter 5:8) 8. The Enemy of Marriage, Part 2 (1John 5:21)
? The Same and Different (Gen. 1:27)
? The Role of a Husband, Part 1 (Eph. 5:25) 11. The Role of a Husband, Part 2 (Eph. 5:28-30) 12. The Role of a Wife, Part 1 (Gen.2:15-23)
? The Role of a Wife, Part 2 (Eph. 5:22-24)
? A Frightening Arrangement (1 Peter 3:1-7)