Would we not say it is well established at least among JESUS Believers that GOD acted First to procure our salvation? He made the First step. He didn’t wait for us to do right, to do what was needed to make us right.
So. Let us take that precedent and apply it to our relationships, particularly marriage.
What do we know about JESUS?
Matthew 20:28 (NIV) 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” source
And do we also not know our salvation relationship (Bride of Christ) with JESUS is a picture of marriage? Therefore, could it be anything but ungodly for us to respond in any way other than a servant one to another in marriage? Is not marriage a covenant of service? Did we enter that marriage thinking we would be served or that we would serve?
Back to the top. Can we honestly say to ourselves I’ll do right when he/she does right? Is that what GOD did?
So, how ungodly is it to say I’ll do right when he/she does right?
Probing questions keep coming in the quiet of this isolation.
Ephesians 5:22-32 – is it old fashioned or is it the Word of GOD?
Be very careful how you answer that.