Wednesday, June 8
A married couple was meant to be a team. Each one was to have a different role, but would fit in perfectly with each other. Think of a picture puzzle. Hundreds of very similar pieces, yet each one has exactly one place where it fits perfectly. The end result is a beautiful picture, a piece of art to be appreciated and enjoyed. There are no male pieces or female pieces, but you get the picture—no pun intended. Here’s a man’s analogy. I want to tighten a nut, so I go get my socket set. Sockets come in all sizes, both metric and standard. Too small or too big—too bad. Hexagon rather than pentagon—ditto. A woman’s analogy. pots and pans. Find the lid that fits the pan you’re using. And the bedroom curtains have to match the bed spread. In like manner, a man and wife need to fit. When a couple plans to marry, how often do we wonder if they are a good fit? Will this marriage be successful? A misfit can end in disaster, but with extra effort and counsel, it can work out. But it’s a risk. The Bible tells us not to be unequally yoked together. That generally applies to a Christian marrying a non-Christian, but might also be applied to other kinds of misfits. Ignore that injunction at your own risk. Some of my readers will know exactly what I’m talking about.