For most of us the symbols of the marriage covenant are simply tradition and we seldom pay attention to their meaning in scripture and the impact this has on our spiritual walk with God.
In ancient times there was no physical ring given between partners at the marriage ceremony. What did happen was that both partners were cut on what we now call the ring finger and then they would hold hands and mix the blood between them.
This mixing of blood symbolized the fact that their lives would now be mixed and joined. His blood for her and her blood for him. All covenants were sealed in blood which meant that they were eternal.
God sealed our salvation covenant with the shedding of His Son's blood on the cross to guarantee our salvation. We share communion today to remember Christ's sacrifice and remember our eternal covenant with God.
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 2/26/2013 10:46:00 PM
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