The Christian covenant marriage is one which is binding, unbreakable, closest, most solemn and sacred of all contracts whereby the absolute union of two parties mutually share all assets, talents, debts and liabilities, till death do you part. It reflects God’s covenant with His people in the Bible.
The Lord was the unseen and most important witness at the time we exchanged our marriage vows to enter into a marriage covenant. God looks at the marriage covenant seriously and expects us to honour it because He is a covenant watching God. God is not pleased when we treat our spouse in a way which violates the covenant. God expects faithfulness in our marriage covenant.
Proverbs 2:16-17 To deliver you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words, Who forsakes the companion of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.The wife of one’s youth (Malachi 2:14) points to the faithfulness over a long period of time from young to old age. Because a man has known his wife from the time they were married in their youth, he should be always faithful to her throughout the years. It was by covenant that the woman became the man’s wife. God is calling the man to be loyal to his marital vows. Marriage is not to be based on feelings of romantic attraction, but on the solid rock of covenant commitment.
If we treat our spouse treacherously, we have violated a fundamental covenant and have disqualified our integrity before God. If we are to be successful in our spiritual life, we, both men and women, must give attention to the faithfulness in our marriage relationship.
Sermon: Marriage covenant