Marriage as a Metaphor.

Series: Rally Cry | Week 2: Marriage: Harder Than You Think, Better Than You Thought!

Read Revelation 19:6-7

“Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: ‘Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself.”

1. How does the author of Revelation describe the sound he hears as he’s given a glimpse into heaven?
2. Who are they praising and why?
3. What event is happening that is causing such rejoicing?

The Bible begins with a marriage, and here in the last book of the Bible, it ends with a marriage – this time the marriage of the Lamb, Jesus, to His bride, the Church. Marriage is often a metaphor for our relationship with God. Through Jesus, God did three things: He loved us, He sacrificed for us, and He made a commitment to us. All these things are foundational to a marriage. Spend a few minutes praising God for this kind of love for you. Then, if you're married, ask Him to help you demonstrate that same kind of sacrificial and committed love to your spouse, recognizing that the job is often hard and even painful.

For Further Reading: Christian Marriage’s Surprising Reflection of the Gospel

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For Families with Kids at Home
Are your current priorities aligned in prioritizing your relationship with Jesus, if you’re married-your spouse, your children, and then your work? Today, assess where the majority of your energy and efforts go to, and evaluate where you need to make changes.

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