A cleric has said that the source of problems facing marital homes today is not far from the fact that most couples are not aware it would be difficult to get it right in marriage without God.
In his expository sermon last Saturday at the joining of a new couple—Kehinde and Henry Anile at Christ Apostolic Church, Chapel of Testimony, Dawodu lane, Oyingbo Lagos, Pastor Oyerinde Titus made the assertion that every spouse has his/her manual with God. He said a spouse would get it right with his/her partner only if he/she would get closer to God who is the custodian of the manuals.
While explaining the three pillars God erected when He instituted marriage, he said: “You can’t know the secrets to a lasting joy in your marriage until you get closer to God who Instituted marriage.
“God saw that loneliness is not good, as seen in Genesis 2:18, and He erected the first pillar which is companionship”
Pointing to Genesis 2:23, the singer Pastor who of recent jointly released a music Album with his wife Evangelist (Mrs) Oyerinde titled ‘Be steadfast’, said the second pillar was pillar of revelation.
“According to the Bible, Adam was sleeping when God removed part of his bones to create Eve, but when he woke up, without nobody telling him he confessed ‘this is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh and she shall be called woman—Adam could only understand this by revelation.
“Marriages are collapsing today because couples lack revelations about each other. It is not just important for husband and wife to get closer to God, it is a key that is much more needed for the happiness and success of their home. When you are closer to the creator of your spouse, He will reveal the contents in the manual of your spouse to you which will further guide you to know how best to handle him/her.
“Don’t forget that when the revelation Adam saw in Genesis 2:23 got lost from him in Genesis 3:12 he began to blame God for the same woman.”
Pastor Oyerinde, who said the third pillar erected by God when He Instituted marriage was the pillar of transparency, advised the couple to be transparent to each other in all things.
“In Genesis 2:25 Bible says they were both naked but not ashamed—this connotes transparency.
“Our society is running into problems as many homes are breaking and collapsing for lack of transparency. Husband and wife shouldn’t hide anything whatsoever from each other. Be transparent to yourselves. Transparency is a strong pillar in marriage”, Oyerinde said.