YOUTH CORNER: MONEY MOTIVE IN THE CHOICE OF MARRIAGE PARTNER

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Welcome yet again to another expository session. Here we strive to add value in our little way to ‘all and sundry’. Today we will be discussing a unique, sensitive, and life-changing topic that revolves around the choice of a marriage partner.

It’s no more news that marriage is an institution and a life journey that must be enrolled and treaded with utmost caution by all intending enrollee, because it can make or break the glorious destiny of any individual when right or wrong foundational choices are made.

Please note: Once the journey has started, there is little any individual can do to avert the headaches and heartbreaks if wrong choices were made at the onset.

Even the Scripture says in Psalm 11:3 KJV:
‘If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?’ Hence, this is the vital reason you must allow your rational and godly steroid kick-in while making marriage partner choice.

“Money money money it’s a rich man’s world…” thus goes the song.
It is true money makes the world go round, and it is a very good thing to have in marriage. However money is not an absolute in determining the good marriage most marriage aspirants dream of.

Although it is one of the recipes that makes the marriage-broth sweet. But the use and apportioning of the recipes, at the right time and in the right quantity, lies in the hands of a responsible cook.

In the same vein, a good marriage is made by two responsible people. Men and Women that are answerable to their thought and actions.

Unfortunately money does not make any man or woman responsible. Neither does the absence of it make anyone responsible. If it were so, the rich and mighty we have in leadership position and alm of power, will perhaps have human feelings to consider the helpless masses; and, the poor & wretch in our society will be civil enough in handling, keeping and maintaining available amenities & infrastructures.

The cheapest way to get a responsible individual is by seeking a godly individual.

Please note: this counsel is not asking you to seek a religious man or woman, but it is asking you to seek an individual that has the fear of GOD rooted richly in his(her) heart — because responsibility lies in the heart of anyone that fears the Lord. Moreso, you as well must be a qualified candidate of this virtue.

Please be aware, money is a blinder and it can corrupt good people. Exodus 23:8 KJV makes this clear — ‘And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous’.

Finally, don’t ever think that marrying a rich man or woman is the solution to your financial or your family financial problems. Many atimes, a life-partner choice that is made based on money-motive often ends the ‘choice-maker’ in slavery. Please don’t be a victim of this!

Till we come your way again and “till the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, continually seek Him while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near”. (Isaiah 55:6).

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