These are words found in a Christ-centered wedding. God’s role is recognized and respected. A shared commitment is made to Him for the life of this marriage.
Herein lies a risk. The above words can be spoken but not respected. The precious moment can be corrupted by disbelief or defiance. A human agenda supersedes God’s regardless of the words spoken…and God knows what has taken place. You cannot con God.
We need to be mindful of a section of Scripture that applies here. God, through the apostle Paul, shares these words of warning: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction.” (Galatians 6:7-8a)
As this relates to marriage, God cannot bless what He does not endorse. This includes marriages that fall outside what He “ordained.” There is no “solid Rock” foundation in marriage when God is removed.
What also needs serious attention is the “destruc ...