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September 23, 2010
This entry is part [part not set] of 3099 in the series Daily Words for the Christian Life
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For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. This mystery is great, but I speak with regard to Christ and the church.
— Ephesians 5:31-32

The religious world uses us; it does not care about us. The Lord, on the other hand, cares for us and fights for what would be a blessing to us. He is struggling for us to mature. He is not taking advantage of us. We are to be His wife (Eph. 5:31–32), and obtaining Him becomes our highest blessing. Religion only seeks to thwart this so that it may maintain and expand its existence with its laws, ideologies, and exaltation of the self.

Adapted from Ruth: Growth Unto Maturity, pages 84-85.

Tomorrow: “The Lord Gave Himself Up for Us”

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