In My Father’s House

When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business, but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken– Deuteronomy 24:5. In the Eastern cultures when a couple was married, they spent the first six months living with the wife’s parents, and the second six months living with the husband’s family. Then the family on the husband’s side would build an apartment that they would attach to the house, and there they would live together and raise their family, and have a family support system built right into the whole household, with individual family units within their immediate surroundings. This has significance when Jesus said In my Father’s house are many mansions- John 14:2. The word mansions is the word for apartments which Jesus says he was going to prepare. Today we marry, perhaps take a little trip and then jump right into life; most husbands and wives go straight back to work and the honeymoon abruptly ends with the cares of this world. Thankfully, we will have a future abode wherein we will have an eternity to get to know one another.” ~LMJ~

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