Marriage as a Covenant

The Bible views marriage as a covenant, not simply a contract. Contracts most often deal with specific actions. Sign a service contract for your new appliance and it will tell you exactly what is covered and not covered. Covenants, on the other hand, make unconditional promises. The wedding ceremony asks, “Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep thou only unto her so long as you both shall live?” When the groom responds, “I will.” He has made a covenant. Those are unconditional promises. Successful marriages always view marriage as a covenant. Perhaps it’s time to renew your covenant.