Popular Christian Bible Scripture Readings for Weddings
Source of Wedding Scriptures
Popular Christian Bible Scripture Readings for Weddings are those verses from the Bible that have been read over and over in many churches as bride and groom tied the knot of a lifetime.
Wedding Scriptures - Background
I personally believe that these popular Christian bible scripture readings for weddings are vital since they are the root of what lies ahead of each couple.
These Popular Christian bible scripture readings for weddings should be looked at as part of the covenant that is being entered into. Marriage is a God ordained institution.
Introductory wedding scriptures
One of the scriptures that is foundation to the fact that marriage is a God ordained institution is Genesis 2:18 “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”
We also find another Popular Christian bible scripture readings for weddings in Proverbs 18:22 “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”
Wedding scriptures that speak of the duties of the wife and husband
God, the initiator of marriage says in Genesis 2:25 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” Man’s responsibility is to leave and cleave, the key to becoming one flesh.
In Ephesians 5:25, we see further instructions to the husbands - “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it”
Further admonition, as advise that is necessary for prayers to be answered is found in 1 Peter 3:7 “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”
To the wife to be, Ephesians 5:22 says “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.”
1 Timothy 3:11 also states that “Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.”
Colossians 3:18-19 states “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”
Confession scriptures during the wedding ceremony
Another very popular Christian bible scripture readings for weddings that is recited many times during the wedding ceremonies is Ruth 1:16-17. "And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the LORD do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me.”
A Prayer Scripture for the Wedding Ceremony
One of the favorite Bible scriptures used to wish the couple to be a fruitful future is Proverbs 5:18 “Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.”
Also Deuteronomy 1:11 “The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!”
Conclusive popular wedding scripture
One of the scriptures that is used as a concluding scripture is Mark 10:9 “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
Suggested Marriage Vow for the wedding ceremony
I, (Insert your name), take you,(Insert the name of your spouse), from this second onward to be my lawfully wedded husband/wife, to be one flesh with you and to share all that is to come; to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond and in all the circumstances of our lives; to be loyal to you with all my life and with all my being, with God’s help in Jesus Name, so be it.
Popular Christian bible scripture readings for weddings