I know that it’s hard for a lot of men to write their own wedding vows. I also know that most women want their husband to write his own wedding vows. Lucky for all of God’s children, He already knew all of this and wrote some in the Bible for all the men to be able to go off of. How stinkin’ sweet of our Heavenly Father!
Where are these vows, you ask? Well, these gems of scripture are found in Hosea 2:19-20:
“I will take you to be My wife forever.
I will take you to be My wife in righteousness, justice, love, and compassion.
I will take you to be My wife in faithfulness, and you will know Yahweh.”
In this passage from the Bible God is talking about His people, Israel. He is talking about renewing His covenant with them, despite their unfaithfulness to them. Why? Because God loves His people. And He forgives. And He loves faithfully.
Now, if a husband loves his wife according to the Bible, he will love her as much as Jesus loves the Church (i.e. as much as God loves His people). Thus, these vows should work quite nicely — and it should be what marriage should always embody: a forever kind of love, a righteous love, a relationship rooted in justice, compassion, faithfulness, and God at the center.
There you go, bachelors out there! Here are some vows sure to make your Christian wife-to-be swoon.
You’re welcome. 🙂