Marriage

The Marriage of Samson - Judges 14:8 – 14:20 (commentary)

In those days the parents arranged for a marriage, and there was several weeks between engagement and marriage. On the trip to Timnath with his parents he had killed a lion with his bare hands. Then several weeks later when he came back, perhaps to complete the marriage, …

Counsel for the Christians who are not married - I Corinthians 7:25 – 7:40 (commentary)

Unmarried Christians (vv. 25-40). The question was, “Must a Christian get married?” The extreme Jewish view was that it was a sin if a man reached twenty years of age without being married. Paul points out that the single man or woman has greater freedom to serve the …

Jehoram And Ahaziah Reigns in Judah - II Kings 8:16 – 8:29 (commentary)

The scene switches to the events occurring in Judah. When Jehoshaphat died, his son Jehoram became king (v. 16). He was 32 years old when he became king, and he ruled eight years from Jerusalem (v. 17). At this point in the history of Judah, the foolish alliance Jehoshaphat had …

A Companion For Adam - Genesis 2:18 – 2:25 (commentary)

When God finished His creation He said that everything was very good (1:31). Now He says that Adam was alone and that this was not good (v. 18). To solve this problem God creates the first woman and the institution of marriage begins. It is interesting to n …

Abraham Seeks a Wife for Isaac in Israel - Genesis 24:1 – 24:9 (commentary)

At this point “Abraham was old and well stricken in age (v. 1). This chapter reveals Abraham’s dedication to finding a godly mate for his son Isaac. Abraham is now approximately 140 years old and his son Isaac is 40. We can see in these verses how the decisive obedien …

Esau Marries Ishmael’s Daughter - Genesis 28:1 – 28:9 (commentary)

The next eight chapters of Genesis is about Jacob. We see God saving Jacob (Chap. 28), subduing him (Chap’s. 29-32), separating him (Chap’s. 33-34), and sanctifying him (Chap. 35). Isaac basically had two words for his son, one social and one spiritual. First he dealt with the …