But now you have arrived at
your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship
with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a
fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith
wardrobe—Christ’s life, the fulfillment of God’s original promise. Galatians 3:25-27 (TM)
What kind of marriage would you have if, after the wedding ceremony, you shook hands and retreated to opposite corners of the house? Once a week you spend and hour or so in the same room, though not always communicating during that time. Sound like a recipe for marital disaster?
Then why do we often treat our relationship with Jesus (which scripture describes in the metaphor of marriage) in exactly that way? We accept His proposal, and enter into a covenant only to ignore the relationship. Or as Paul put it to the Galatians, we get washed up but refuse to get dressed.