...and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (KJV) -GENESIS 2:22-24

For a man and woman to “cleave” to one another means their hearts are “melted together.”

Jo Beth and I have been married a long time, so my original wedding wore out. One Christmas she gave me a new ring. A jeweler took the old wedding ring, melted it down, added some gold, and made me a new ring.

I have some “old gold” and a bit of “new gold.” The two pourings of gold were melted together into one piece of jewelry. That’s what it means for two hearts to cleave to one another: they are melted together.

This is divine math, in which one heart plus one heart equals one heart!

In a sense, then, the bedroom is a fusion chamber. Sexual intimacy between husband and wife is the prime expression of the oneness of the hearts melted together. This is why sex between partners not married to one another is such a terrible distortion of God’s intent.

If you are already married, celebrate the oneness. If you are contemplating marriage, choose carefully the heart with which you want yours fused.

TODAY’S HEART FOCUS
If you are married, ask the Father to intensify the heart-bond between you and your spouse and protect it from any division. If you are unmarried, seek God for the person with the right kind of heart.

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