God is the doer of marriage because, in the becoming of one flesh, a man and a woman are experiencing a union that God himself performs. And this is the most weighty and perhaps the most crucial of all.
Genesis 2:24 is God’s words of institution of marriage. God had, in making the woman, it says, taken out a rib, and he closed up the flesh, then he made this woman and this man one flesh — from flesh to one flesh. Now, to see the magnitude of what’s going on here, in terms of our marriages today, we have to see the connection between Genesis 2:24 and Mark 10:8–9.
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Mark 10:8–9 are the words of Jesus. Here, Jesus quotes Genesis 2:24. For Jesus, this verse was the most fundamental verse about marriage in all of the Bible. This is Jesus’s foundation stone for the beginning of all of his teachings about marriage.
Mark 10:8: “The two shall become one flesh.” So, Jesus says, “They are...
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