Marriage is a sacred vow between a man and woman and the Bible offers many verses that offer guidance for married couples, husbands, wives, newlyweds and engaged couples.
Making God the center and highest priority of your marriage may be the key to saving it, even if it’s not in trouble — yet.
In the middle of a struggling marriage, it’s very easy to focus on what’s wrong instead of stopping to listen to God and ask Him for guidance. It’s very important to always look back and go back to the Bible Scriptures you have chosen during your wedding vows.
Glad to share our favorite Scriptures on our wedding day, here they are:
For the First Reading,
Song of Songs
Hark! My lover! Here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the window, peering through the lattices. My lover speaks; he says to me “Arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come! O my love in the clefts of the rocks, in the secret recesses of the clift. Let me see you, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and you are lovely.” My lover belongs to me and I to Him. He said to me, “Set me as a seal in your heart, as a seal on your arm, for storm as death is love, relentless as the netherworld as devotion, its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love nor flood sweep it away.”
For the Responsorial Psalms,
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall ever be in my mouth. My soul will glorify in the Lord that the poor may hear and be glad.
Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Look to God that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may mot blush with shame. When the afflicted man called out, the Lord heard, and from all his distress He saved him.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and delivers them. Taste and see how good the Lord is, happy the man who takes refuge in Him.
For the Second Reading,
From First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians (12:31-13:8)
Set your hearts on the greater gifts. I will show you the way which surpasses all the others. If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and with full knowledge, comprehend all mysteries, if I have faith great enough to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not loved, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on sins, it is not snobbish. Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger, and neither does it brood over injuries. Love does not rejoice in what is wrong, but rejoices with the truth. There is no limit to love’s forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure. Love never fails.
For the Gospel Reading,
Jacob was the father of Joseph, husband of Mary,
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.
Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
But before they lived together,
She was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man.
Yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
Decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
Do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
That this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
Because he save his people from their sins.”
When Joseph awoke,
He did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him
And took his wife into his home.
Imagine how sweet God is – through His words, we are being delighted and enlightened.
The secret of a happy life is giving God the first part of your day, the first priority to every decision, and the first place in your heart.
We all have 24 hours. Whatever status and wherever you are in the world. We all have the same amount of time.
Your life is defined by how you choose to spend that time—between work, church, family, hobbies, and everything else. Time evaporates quickly, and that’s why we have to make choices.
It’s easy to say what our priorities are, but the most accurate way to determine our priorities isn’t based on our words, but on how we live.
You have a one hundred percent chance of success in marriage if you follow God’s plan. He created a foundation to ensure every marriage could succeed, and it’s not complicated. It’s all about priorities.
When you put God first you know that you are nothing and the Lord is everything. You didn’t choose Him. He chose you. He chose you to be a couple.. a “Couple For Christ”. It’s all because of Him!
Can you recall your wedding Bible Scriptures? Appreciate if you could share yours too. Please leave a comment. God bless!