The Third Leg: Unity
Genesis 2:24 “…and they shall become one flesh.”
This week we have broken down Genesis 2:24-25 to reveal God’s plan for a solid marriage foundation. One that we can live out in front of and use to train our children. The word “become” in today’s verse would suggest a process. Becoming one flesh is not something that happens immediately in a marriage. Unity is something that happens over time if focused on and worked at. It’s taking two distinct identities blending them together into one purpose and goal. In Hebrew, the word that is used is for one here refers to a compound unity; two becoming one without losing their own identity. Two other places the word is used are, Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.” And Genesis 1:5, “God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning, the first day.” The trinity and the joining of day and night to form a single day.
Two ingredients to becoming one flesh are sacrifice and a desire to do it for God. Sacrifice by laying down your needs, wants and desires in order to put your spouse before yourself. By placing God at the center of your relationship you automatically grow closer together. Think of a triangle. If both spouses are growing closer towards God at the top, or focal point of the triangle, then they are automatically growing closer to each other.
Listen to today’s podcast for more on this topic of unity.