this is the important responsibility that married people have. To demonstrate the relationship of Christ and the church.
Here is John Piper on why this reminder is important.
- It lifts marriage out of sordid sitcom images and gives it the magnificent meaning God meant it to have.
- It gives marriage a solid basis in grace, since Christ obtained and sustains his bride by grace alone.
- It shows that the husband’s headship and the wife’s submission are crucial andcrucified. That is, they are woven into the very meaning of marriage as a display of Christ and the church, but they are both defined by Christ’s self-denying work on the cross so that pride and slavishness are cancelled.
Adapted from the 2007 sermon “Marriage: God’s Showcase of Covenant-Keeping Grace.”