The first identification was in marriage…Genesis 3… Adam chose to identify with his wife in her mistake… That’s what love does…It does not reject, condemn, or expose the one loved… It takes responsibility…ready to bear the disgrace and punishment…Isaiah 54:4
That’s why Ephesians 5:25; 31-32
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it…
“And this is why a man leaves father and mother and cherishes his wife. No longer two, they become “one flesh.”
This is a huge mystery, and I don’t pretend to understand it all. What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church.” MSG
I tell you…We haven’t even started understanding this thing called “Marriage” !