David W. Jones on the Benefits of Christian Marriage

The faculty at Southeastern regularly contribute to the evangelical and SBC blogosphere. When they do, we want you to know about it. This week David Jones, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Th.M. program at Southeastern, wrote about the benefits of Christian marriage. As an author, ethicist, and Christian husband for 20 years he is more than qualified to write on the topic. He gives sound, encouraging, and biblical wisdom for other husbands. 

The post appeared at Canon and Culture, the Christianity and Public Square blog of the ERLC. Here’s an excerpt:

Given the primacy of God’s glory and name, it stands to reason that the Lord would be jealous for his people, for they are created in order to glorify his name. Indeed, this is what Scripture records as in reference to his people God proclaims, “I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy” (Zech. 8:2). Additionally, a host of passages demonstrate the truth that when the Lord’s people begin to glorify other gods, it is then that his jealousy is most clearly aroused.

Within the institution of marriage, spouses have the unique opportunity to experience relational jealousy, thereby enabling them to understand the truth of God’s husband-love for his people, as well as the intensity of divine jealousy. In fact, the potential for jealousy in marriage is so great that the Old Testament civil law contains procedures for regulating a husband’s jealousy toward his wife (cf. Num. 5:11–31).

We strongly encourage you to read the full post here.

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