Biblical Couples: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
The Bible is about God’s relationship to his creation from beginning to very end, and one of the chief illustrations Paul uses is that of Christ and the Church as a marriage between the bridegroom Jesus and the bride He loves, the Church – one flesh, sharing in the same body. It should be no surprise then that the Bible’s narrative is so often impacted by a man and woman together. Some are good, some are bad, but here we take a look at God’s use of couples throughout the good book!
Adam and Eve
The first man and his wife get a pretty bad rap for the whole eating the fruit and original sin thing, but their relationship with each other continues to serve as a model for marriage. Eve was created as Adam’s helper, neither his servant nor his subordinate, but a partner to tend to the work he was called to do, and even at the fall, they stayed together with the promise that the seed of Eve would beget Christ.