The writer to the Hebrews ends this wonderful book of worship and instruction by underscoring to us that marriage should be honored by all.
We live in a fallen world, and many have suffered a broken marriage. The whispering that comes from the enemy of our soul does not honor marriage, but treats it casually, as something that might be nice but is certainly not holy.
There are things that have happened in your life that you cannot undo. If a spouse has left you, there is no need to look back and feel your life is a failure. There may be sins in your past that brought consequences you never intended. Neither does that separate you from the love of God and His plans for your life. All you can do is walk forward in the light of God’s will from this day on.
Pray for the purity of marriage. Whether single or married, honor marriage through your views and prayers. If considering marriage, commit your relationship completely to God and ask Him to confirm and bless this holy decision. If you are struggling in your marriage, don’t give up and lose heart. Honor God by honoring your spouse, and let Him do His good work beyond anything you could plan or imagine.
When God calls us to be holy, He sets us apart in a special way for His use. Nowhere is that more true than in the bonds of marriage. Never forget that He will be with you every step of the way, as promised in Hebrews 13:5: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Zschech, D. (2013). Revealing Jesus: a 365-day devotional. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.