On Wedding Rings, Traditions of Man, and Obeying God

2/22/2020 16 Comments

Are wedding rings Biblical

It has been a practice of many people from different societies, from different walks of life to put too much importance on a wedding ring. For one, they regard it as a symbol of love. Because of this, married people, the women especially, are reluctant to remove it from their finger in their fear that others might wrongly interpret it. But most of all, they fear that it might infuriate or displease their husbands.

Basically, a ring, be it a wedding ring, is but an accessory or an ornament whose karat and precious stones intricately laid therein define the social status of both the wearer and the giver.

But even if it is made out of the finest material, still, a ring doesn’t measure the love, fidelity, and commitment of the contracting parties in marriage to each other; and neither is it a permanent possession. A ring can be lost if the owner is careless and negligent; it can be stolen if it captures the interest of thieves; it can be pawned and never be redeemed anymore if the owner experiences financial difficulties.

But does it mean that if the wedding ring is gone, or if the wife removes it from her finger, her relationship with her husband will also go awry? Does it also mean that simply because the wife defies the tradition of wearing a wedding ring, she no longer loves her husband? Absolutely, not!

The Bible tells us of things that we have to follow, and they are the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our obedience should be to His teachings, not to dogmas formulated by man, not to traditions, and not to cultural practices.

Biblically speaking, women are admonished not to wear adornments like rings, even if it is a wedding ring.

1 TIMOTHY 2:9-10 (KJV) says,

9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

So, if a woman obeys this admonition, if she removes her ring from her finger, it is a manifestation of her fear in God and obedience to God. And husbands should not take that negatively. They should also understand that their wives’ obedience should be rendered, above all, to God, and not to them, nor to traditions.

Obedience to God can make a woman a good wife. Being a good wife does not depend on the wedding ring; the ring has nothing to do with it. To be a good wife, a woman has to be guided by the word of God, and not by the customs and traditions of man.

Furthermore, if a woman obeys Christ’s commandment that she should not wear gold, or pearls, or costly array, she is able to prove that her faithfulness and loyalty is to Him and to His words which, in effect, can make her a better wife to her husband.

A wife should not worry about her husband’s would-be reaction or displeasure if he sees that she has taken her wedding ring off her finger. The Lord will enlighten the mind of her husband for them not to have any trouble. She just has to deal with him very well.

1 PETER 3:1 (KJV) says,

Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;

By her good behavior and by her modest attitude, a wife can win her husband. When her husband sees how her obedience to the word of God works in her positively, she can easily convert him to be of God also. She does not have to say anything. With God’s help, his mind will be enlightened. And eventually, he will become a follower of Christ too.

A simple piece of advice: Instead of adhering to traditions and beliefs of man, obey the Lord and the Lord will take care of your problems, including your marital concerns.

As written in 1 PETER 5:7 (RSV),

Cast all your anxieties on him, for he cares about you.

Entrust to God all your anxieties and problems, even the problems that you and your husband might encounter in the future. Trust Him for He cares about you. AMEN.

16 comments:

  1. Most of all married couple should follow Christ teachings more than tradition's of fake religions. Thanks be to God

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  2. Truly indeed, a wedding ring does not measure the love for your husband or to your wife, it is clearly stated in the bible.

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  3. Wow... Loving this article already.

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  4. an eye opener to those who had abode in tradition of man who seeks the truth on so many aspects of life
    to God be the Glory

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  5. I love this topic! Thanks be to God! Hopefully everyone will read it!

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  6. Simple wedding but
    Elegant Relationship

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  7. Thanks be to God for another blog that is filled with wisdom from God about weddings rings that is made by the traditions of man.

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  8. Thanks be to God, To God be the Glory.

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  9. I strongly agree with Mr. Controversy Extraordinary that, instead of adhering to traditions and beliefs of man, obey the Lord and the Lord will take care of your problems, including your marital concerns.

    GOD Bless the Filipino families and continue to sustain Mr. Controversy Extraordinary with GOD's wisdom.

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  10. wedding ring is just an accesory that's it, nothing is special about it, hopefully many married couple could read this blog for them not to give too much importance to their wedding rings, to God be the glory!

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  11. Thanks God for another blog with full of knowledge Bro Eli,thank be to God💖💖💖

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