He or Him who finds a wife finds a good thing virtuously taking care of the household of God. Obtaining the promise of God like Sarah’s referencing faithful Abraham as my lord. The age of the woman is enticing to the man as was Jacob’s infatuation for Laban’s daughter. Leah’s lovely eyes to envision the seed of the patriarchs seven years before Rachael’s hand in marriage for the pleasures of this life, God has a plan.
The bridegroom of God doesn’t need the trickery of Laban’s fourteen years of hard labor. The bride is worth the wait come hell or high water. The Lord God serenading through the windows of heaven, showers of blessing as she adorned herself ready for The marriage supper of the Lamb.
The Virgin Mary espoused to Joseph delivered to us the salvation of God. Reading between the lines I hear the beckoning of the Holy Spirit saying, come up higher beyond the memories of your distant pass. Time waits for no one like heaven waits for the Bride of Christ.
What is the purpose of mankind made in the image of God? If not to marry. Many Christians would answered, to glorify God by singing and shouting His name. That’s good but there must be more to it than that. Thinking that we know we don’t, not like we should. My personal answer is that The Son of God is conforming to Himself a bride made ready by the power of His Word and to likeness of His Father. Like a damsel waiting for the next dance I enquired, Lord am I the marring kind?
The sanctified is justified of an answer the equivalent of the Good Samaritan’s courtship of the Samaritan Well. Jesus remarked to the Samaritan woman’s advance, ‘if you knew who I am standing here you would have asked of me living water and never thirst again. Now isn’t that something. The pleasures of this life cannot be compared to the glory that is to come by the way of the cross. The sons of man is a thirst for the waters of life.
Then and there is no memory of the sacrifices of this life. The Son of God the Son of Man together as One in the episodes of a single human life. As it was a fictional episode of a time that was and never shall be again. Together at last having our cake and to eat it too. Coddled by a Consuming Fire far removed from the fires of Hell.
Many will declare this to be the digital age of information. I would say that this is the age of the woman which amounts to be about the same thing as technology blurred the significance of a man and a woman. The whore of Babylon and the seed of the woman of negotiations for time spent in the household of God. Referencing as it was Leah bribing Rachael for time spent with Jacob father of the patriarchs, son of Abraham who was the father of Faith to believe in God through Jesus Christ. Rachael was justified of God by marriage. Figure that aye? Finding a wife is truly a good thing.
Nevertheless nobody attends to the ministry of the Lord like a single man or a single woman can and without the trappings of this life. To please his wife is the desire of a good husband to find a good wife. Amen to that. Gairey