A Wedding ceremony is a very personal commitment between two people in love. Many couples choose to use passages from the Bible during the ceremony to tie their religious faith in their commitment.
It is probably one of the most popular wedding Bible verses; the scripture on love. While the whole chapter would be very appropriate for a wedding, many choose to only read verses 4 - 8: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self seeking. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
This is a Bible passage on how two are better than one. It is possibly where we get the idea of three cords in a rope of marriage. Two cords being the man and wife, with the third being God.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
These are wonderful Bible verses that remind us to live at peace with one another, something that even newlyweds need to be reminded of once the honeymoon is over.
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
Yet another set of verses to remind us all to treat each other with compassion and kindness and to keep Christ at the center of our hearts.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
This describes God's plan concerning marriage. Many times it is all ready written into a traditional marriage ceremony, but it can be easily added in if you and your future spouse are writing your own ceremony.
But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
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