One Spirit, Part 2, Day 12
Spiritual oneness is so important in a marriage. It is the glue that binds a marriage together in intimacy, trust, love, understanding, wisdom, and hope. It is the foundation and core of who you are because your identity is not in one another, nor is it based in this world, but it’s based on Christ.
Yesterday, I talked about the Hebrew word for spirit ‘ruah.’ Today I want to focus on the Greek.
‘Pneuma‘ [Greek word for spirit]
- …most often means an ‘incorporeal, feeling, intelligent being,’ such as Mary who ‘rejoiced in spirit‘ [Luke 1:47] or Jesus ‘who was deeply moved’ when He saw Mary weeping over the death of her brother, Lazarus [John 11:33].
- …also describes the medium through which relationship with God is possible [Mark 2:8; Acts 7:59; Romans 8:16]
Spiritual oneness is…
…to mutually value and protect the depth of who you are.
- “The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one’s inmost being.” Proverbs 20:27
- “Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3
- “O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8
… to seek to know and grow in God together.
- “Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ. From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:15-16
- “…let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together… but encouraging one another.” Hebrews 10:24-25
- “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:1
Today’s Challenge: Pick one of the aforementioned sections to work on today (i.e. valuing and protecting each other’s identity, or seeking to know and grow in God).
Bible Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
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Share with us: Which of the above sections do you find the easiest (or the hardest) to do in your marriage?