If you are married, you ought to show some signs! Although the signs should be clear in your conduct and conversation, the wedding ring is special. It is a “UNIVERSAL SIGN to the outside world that the wearer is committed to another.” This topic has come up more than once in my conversations this past week. The question is; “Why would a married person NOT want to wear their ring?” Let’s talk about the significance of the wedding ring.
Why should a married person wear their Wedding RING?
R = Reminds you and everyone who sees you that you are married. Even though there are some women and men who don’t respect the fact that you are wearing a ring, you should make the visual statement (“I am married”) by wearing your ring.
I = It’s immediate identification. As soon as someone sees you and they see your ring, it lets everyone know that you are connected and in covenant relationship with your spouse. In a covenant relationship, the ring symbolizes transfer of authority, strength, and protection. (Esther 8:2). The ring immediately identifies you as somebody’s wife/husband.
N = Never leave home with out it. Some rings are simple and some are elaborate. Therefore, some say they don’t want to wear their ring when they are exercising or doing certain jobs. However, you can always wear a simple wedding band that can endure any activity. Make NO excuses. Going out without your ring is like saying; “I don’t belong to anyone, I am available. ”
G = God is pleased when you wear your ring. When God made a covenant with Noah, He put a rainbow in the sky as a continual reminder. “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” (Genesis 9:13) Married people should wear their rings as a continual reminder of the covenant that was made with God and your spouse.
In addition, a ring is usually made of a durable precious metal that was meant to last for ever. It’s circle shape has no beginning or end and is a symbol of infinity. The circle is endless and represents endless love. According to research, wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because the vein in this finger was believed to lead directly to the wearer’s heart.
If you are married, please wear your wedding ring!
Until next week . . .