“You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” (Psalm 45:7 NIV)
This wedding song (in 17 verses) depicts what God’s response is to those who love righteousness and hate wickedness. When we do what is right, God sets us apart and above, anointing us with the oil of joy, not sadness.
If the wedding participants honor God, then God honors the wedding participants. He anoints the joining together of a man and woman so their hearts are filled with joy, looking with great expectancy to all God has promised them.
When we honor God–all of His promises are yes and amen.
When we honor God, in the fulfillment of the marriage plan designed by Him, we can become one as husband and wife, without fear or trepidation of the outcome.
When we honor God, He blesses us as individuals, and as a couple and all of our children are blessed.
When we honor God and keep Him first as our focus in living, our homes will know peace and so will our communities when all are honoring Him.
When we honor God, we know we can talk to Him and He will direct our paths in all things.
When we honor God, we know when we hear from Him and we are not deceived by the enemy who infiltrates the minds of those who waffle about obedience to God.
When we honor God, we know when the devil is trying to entice us to live in opposition to God’s Word.
When we honor God, nothing is impossible for us to accomplish because we please Him, and He gives us the desires of our hearts.
When we honor God–we can count on Him to make the crooked roads straight, both naturally and spiritually.
When we honor God–we accept our shortcomings and submit to His instructions, receiving correction with the love that He gives it.
When we honor God–He completes us as individuals and when we meet another completed person (not a half), God is pleased with the union and blesses all we do, jointly.
All this and more will God do for those who honor Him with their whole life, living to please Him and not flesh.