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May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

"God Designed Marriage So
We Would Multiply"

“So God created human beings in His own image.  In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.  Then God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth.’” 
Genesis 1: 27 – 28a NLT

God created man and woman and then put them together.  When they make a lifelong commitment to each other we call that marriage.  Because people get married and have children the earth continues to be populated.  

Marriage was God’s idea.  Billions of people come into existence because men and women got married.  

The Bible says that God is love and everything that God has made He did so simply in order to love it.  He created the universe and put people in it because He wanted a family to love.  He knew that some would choose to love Him back.  Those who do will live forever.

So, the very first command God gave to people was “be fruitful and multiply.”  Use the gift of sexual intimacy as a way of growing the human race.  Considering that the world now has seven billion people on it, I think we’ve done pretty well.

The gift of marriage was there to help the human race create the families that the world would need to inhabit it.  Aren’t you glad God designed us the way we are so that we seek to be with each other and to create new people who will seek to be with each other for many generations to come.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don