Covenant vs Contract
Yesterday, Jason continued on with the “Waiting, Dating, and Mating” series at Access. He spoke a lot to the idea of marriage as a covenant, and how we need to stop viewing our marriages as a simple contract. Contracts are binding, but they are still breakable. Covenants, however, are forever united in the presence of God, and, as such, completely indestructible.
The best marriage advice Jason gave yesterday came from the book of James. So simple and yet so necessary:
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
– James 1:19, 20
Remember that marriage is a covenant – a holy, binding union between two people in the sight of God. It’s not easy to maintain this type of commitment, but Scriptures like the ones above sure do help! Let’s all try to live this out: let’s speak less, listen more, and keep our anger at bay. It won’t only be our marriages that benefit if we do. All of our interactions and relationships will flourish if we incorporate these principles. Let’s honor our covenants today!