The Knot

The Bible offers us a pretty simple description of marriage and the way it is supposed to work. Genesis 2:24 says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." One of the ways we talk about being "united" and "becoming one flesh" nowadays is through the little phrase, "Let's tie the knot." It is a symbolic phrase originating from the old marriage custom of actually tying the couple's hands together during the ceremony. It is a way of saying that our lives are going to become intertwined. We are united. We are one flesh.

However, a knot can mean different things to different people. When you look at a knot, perhaps you see a tangled mess. Ever try to get a knot out of Christmas lights? It's practically impossible. A knot can also be seen as a source of strength. When climbing a sheer rock face, the climber depends on strong, durable knots that won't give way.

Join us for the next five weeks as we look at what the Bible has to say about "tying the knot" and how we can allow God to transform that commitment into a source of strength rather than a tangled mess.