In Duet. 24:5, God gave a commandment that after taking a wife, a husband was to be excused from work and military duty for one year simply to be with his wife.
I know that many Christians simply dismiss scriptures such as these as totally useless and irrelevant to us today. But when Paul said in 2 Timothy that all Scripture is profitable for our instruction, the people he was writing to didn’t even have the New Testament. So while we may not apply these scriptures in the same way the Jews did, the Bible clearly teaches that these Scriptures are given for our instruction.
So, what can we learn from this passage? We learn that God is especially concerned that our first year of marriage be a special time, set apart as much as possible from outside commitments, in order to establish a Godly home.
Both Old and New Testaments are filled with rich nuggets of truth which give practical instructions for managing time. Read them today, so you’ll redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.