“You Married Up!” (Revelation 19:7)

It never fails. Whenever I introduce my wife to my friends, after a short period of interaction, they inevitably turn to me, flash a wry smile, and chuckle, “You married up!” Don’t I know it! When I met my wife, I had just recommitted my life to Jesus Christ. For several years, I was in a spiritual wasteland, completely focused upon building my professional career. I gave God spiritual lip service; I knew the right things to say to the right people. My future wife impressed me with her honesty and clarity of her faith. She loved and feared Jesus Christ. Her faith encouraged mine and together we began a journey that continues to this day. I am grateful to God for bringing this godly woman into my life. She makes me a better person.

 

Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.

Revelation 19:7 (NKJV)

 

The Bible describes the union of Jesus Christ and His Church as a marriage. He is the Bridegroom and the Church, composed of all Christian believers, is His bride. When I confessed and repented of my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I was blessed with salvation and eternal life. My nature also fundamentally changed. I was now in a spiritual marriage with God. My wife made me a better person. God made me a complete person, defining what my true purpose in life should be. I was no longer selfishly living for myself but living to give glory to God.

 

“You married up!”

 

I know…twice!

 

Praise God for His grace and mercy in my life in saving me and blessing me with my wife.

 

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

 

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