A house a structure of bricks and mortar whereas a home is an invisible structure that have ability to radiate warmth, love, care and feeling of protection. Everybody who comes into contact with a home can never ignore the energy that a real home displays. Houses are built for protecting goods and residence of the house. The type of house and material used are to some extent reflecting the value that the owner puts on goods that are to be protected by this structure. It is an intention of this lesson to assist couples to build a home within a house they are staying in. Jesus Christ also taught about a foolish man (Mat 7:24-27) who went on to build his house on the sand. This house was destroyed from natural challenges. But a house built on the rock managed to withstand natural environmental challenges. Couples should understand that if their marriages are not built on the principle of God as the foundation, whatever they do on the walls is just waste of time and efforts because their marriages will not stand the test of environmental challenges. 1 Corinthians 3:10-15/ 1 Kings 5&6 Apostle Paul writes to the church in Corinth about division in the church. He informs them about the foundation that was laid which is Jesus Christ.
Their responsibility was just to build the walls so that the church has a structure on the principles and bases of Jesus Christ and his teachings. The quality of their walls was to be tested during trial times through fire. Paul also writes to Titus to complete the building process after Paul had laid the foundation of Jesus Christ in Crete (Titus 1:5). David commanded his men to put up walls on the foundation that he had laid up i.e. the Rock. Although the two scriptures above have nothing to do with marriage, we learn principles about good foundation and quality of walls as a measure of the value that you attach to what will be stored inside the structure. Quality of materials used to build the wall reflects the value that you put in what you will store inside that structure. Value of marriage or Home I have heard many people saying that your marriage can be shaped any way you like as long as both of you are enjoying in that marriage. This is a serious misunderstanding and misrepresentation of the scriptures because God had a plan and structure when he instituted marriage in the beginning.
We learn in the Bible that marriage is of value because it is beyond the two who are getting married. Even though God created marriage for the two to enjoy and satisfy each other and also for procreation, we also learn that God had a bigger purpose in creating marriage. That purpose was revealed by Apostle Paul in Ephesians 5:22-33 when he was explaining to them about Christ and the church. He used a picture of marriage where husband and wife are staying together in love and obedience to the scriptures as a true example of a Christ and His Church. It is therefore very important to protect the shape of marriage because every next family that operates outside God’s principles have assisted the devil to win the battle against God. Confused families further confuse people who would like to understand how Christ and the Church relates and operates.