I knew a man who had several wives and many lovers.
When asked of him what was the cause of the ruination of his many relationships, his answer always pointed the finger at the many women in his life. Fault never fell on his shoulders. Even to the point he fabricated lies that he could no longer keep straight in his own head!
The Old Testament teaches us of God’s Commandments, which includes God’s Law against bearing false witness, Covetedness, adultery and killing (murder).
As he recanted how each relationship dissolved, which always had an overlapping story of another woman entering his life during the midst of his current marriage or relationship (until he would subsequently also replace her), I looked at him in the midst of his oblivion to what he was actually revealing about himself as those Commandments ran like a movie streaming back-and-forth across my mind.
As he professed his belief and Love of God, I was struck by his disregard for God’s Word and lack of commitment to abiding by what he swore to be the cornerstone of his life!
His ability to toss a human soul about and dump it as if trash, only revealed his lack of Love for God, despite the words that proceeded from his mouth.
The sanctity of marriage is not to be toyed with if we are true believers in Christ. Christ Himself admonishes husbands to love their wives as they Love the church and He IS THE CHURCH!
People today marry and divorce changing spouses and engaging in adultery as if there are no consequences for their acts! They have been deceived by those who themselves do not truly serve God with their heart and soul, and made to believe that marriages/spouses are expendable and interchangeable.
Brothers and sisters do not be deceived by Satan! He is the architect of all lies and it is a lie to believe that you can divorce your spouse (except on the grounds of adultery/infidelity) and not face God’s consequences. If you believe in The Father, then His Word is true and His directives against divorce are in both the Old and New Testaments. A true believer knows that and will adhere to it. An unfaithful follower will not!
Stay the course. Finish your race. Uphold your vows and work out your marriage differences without outside interference and divorce.
Watch and See how God blesses your marriage, your life, and your family for your obedience. He deserves no less!
Lord, help me to convey Your Truth so that others will be blessed and their Christian walk strengthened by the hearing of Your Word! Amen 🙏🏽