MARRIAGE- A GARDEN FULL OF TREASURES
You are welcome to another great time in the study of God’s Word. Last week, we started this series by looking at how to dig out the treasures in the marriage Garden. This week, we will be looking at the Importance of Trees in the marriage Garden.
One of the assets in the marriage garden planted by God are trees. In the natural, trees have several uses and can be converted into several other useful things. God’s Word says: Out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food… (Genesis 2:9).
Well planted trees are a thing of beauty and they beautify the environment. Marriage too is meant to be beautiful! You can enjoy the beauty of marriage if you choose to.
Secondly, trees provide shade from the heat of the sun and are used to prevent desert encroachment. Your marriage can be shielded from the heat of the scourging sun that is beating many people so hard, in the world today. Deserts talk about dryness, thirst and hunger. Your home is not created to suffer any of these. So, if you will walk in accordance with God’s Word, you will be exempted.
Thirdly, certain trees in the natural are used in draining excess water from swampy areas. Marriage is meant to help you curtail the excesses of life. Swampy areas breed mosquitoes and cause health hazards. All hazards of life can be taken care of, by consciously obeying what the scriptures say about marriage.
Fourthly, some trees bear edible fruits. God’s Word says: Out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is…good for food… (Genesis 2:9).
Marriage is meant to give you satisfaction in life. Don’t die of hunger, when you can be filled. Many in the world are dying (even though married), for lack of fulfilment. It is hunger or a lack of fulfilment in a marriage that makes a married man or woman go outside the home to commit adultery. Begin to tap into the treasures in marriage and enjoy God’s best for your life.
Fifthly, trees can be converted into several other useful things, such as paper, firewood, rubber; and from trees, houses are also built. If the resources in marriage are profitably tapped, they make you a man and woman of many parts. You become useful in many areas of life. An understanding of this truth has helped me to diversify in many areas of my life and made me become a blessing to more people than I ever thought. You can do the same!
Until you are born again, you are not entitled to enjoy the treasures in marriage. If you are not born again yet and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 or 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-authored).