Few things illustrate the contrast between a biblical worldview and today’s culture better than the Bible’s statements about the priority and exclusivity of marriage. As Alistair Begg notes in this study of the Seventh Commandment, God’s pattern for marriage is clear and radical. By pursuing purity and guarding against immorality, Christians can uphold the value of marriage and demonstrate Christ’s love for the Church to the watching world.
Pathway to Freedom
Here are the Maker’s instructions, and it’s time to give them careful attention. In a culture that glorifies self and disregards truth, God’s Word speaks clearly into every area of our lives. He does not offer us what we want to hear, but He shows us what we need most of all. The Ten Commandments do not provide us with a ladder to climb to reach acceptance with God. Instead, they are a mirror that exposes our sin and sends us to Christ as Savior. These commandments are the pathway for the Christian to enjoy the fullness and freedom that our Heavenly Father intends.